I’ll never forget when I first discovered that my (then) very young song son knew the Primary song, “I am a Child of God.” He could barely talk, but he could sing this song.
This is the first song in the Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (It’s also in our book of hymns.) I think there is a reason that it comes first in the songbook — because it is a foundational truth in our faith. There is probably nothing that matters to me more than having my children understand that they are children of a loving Heavenly Father.
And I know how much this simple truth helps me in my life.
I was just talking to my sister yesterday about how when I know and feel God’s love for and awareness of me, it makes all the difference. I can face my challenges with more faith and strength and patience. I can make choices with more deliberateness and focus. I can teach my children with such deliberateness as well.
This new Mormon Messages video includes myriad people singing this song, reminding us that we are all children of God. He loves us. He has a plan for us.
I hope you can feel the peace and power of this simple message: You are a child of God!
Love your thoughts and insights on the song I Am a Child of God!
Lovely post Michelle! Isn’t it wonderful to know that we are all children of our Heavenly Father.
Blessings to you!