Jon Payne is a worship pastor at the Sovereign Grace church in Gilbert, AZ. On the last morning of the WorshipGod08 conference he did a great job leading us in corporate worship. One of the songs he led was Glorious and Mighty, which I posted on here.
While preparing, Jon sensed that God wanted to minister through prophetic song specifically to parents who had lost a child. This was his introduction and the song he sang that morning:
Over the years I’ve noticed that these songs often come at just the right time. After the conference I learned that there was a young mom in attendance who had lost her first child two years earlier. She could only go to one session and had planned to go Friday night, but couldn’t make it. She stayed up late that night talking with her mother-in-law about some recent struggles she had faced working through the loss of her baby. When she came in Saturday morning, she had no idea that God would address her situation specifically, reminding her of his knowledge, comfort, and sovereignty.
Of course, any spiritual gift is simply the overflow of the ultimate love God lavishly demonstrated at the cross of Calvary. But God meets us in our need and is always eager to show that he is a “very present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1).
If you know someone who has lost a child, feel free to pass this on. More importantly, remind them that we serve a God who is intimately acquainted with our ways (Ps. 139:3), who never slumbers nor sleeps (Ps. 121:4), and who causes all things to work together for good for those who love him (Rom. 8:28).