Today, I’m very glad to be able to shine the Bible Songs Blog spotlight on a thoughtful song performed by “For God’s Glory Christian Band” titled “Cherish the Children”. It comes from their 2017 album “Love Worthy of Praise”.
A brief instrumental introduction quickly establishes a dreamy, serene 60’s folk rock vibe that persists throughout the track. Jan’s and Miriam’s sweetly gliding accompanying vocals blend seamlessly with Gerry’s strong sandpaper stylings to create a memorable timbre not unlike the sweet saltiness of a premium salted caramel.
As usual, it is FGGCB’s message that really steals the spotlight. God calls each generation to cherish our children. Sadly, too many of our children end up feeling broken, bruised or scarred by the cruelty of the boorish, the inattentiveness of the distracted, the unreasonableness of the driven, or even the hyper-criticism of the insecure.
Adults are not immune to feeling broken, bruised and scarred. Indeed, it is often the pain of adults that gets passed along to the children around them. If we listen to this broken world, it will try to tell us that we are sub-standard for any number of reasons. Not popular or famous enough… Not gifted or smart enough… Not athletic enough… That’s what makes lyrics like this so important. Songwriter Rosario Lewis calls Cherish the Children “a plea for love and empathy to be extended to those who society consider less than perfect. And it is a message of comfort to those who believe themselves worthless and unloved.”
This song offers more than hope for those of us who may feel broken bruised or scarred in some way or another. It also points us toward hope for a better tomorrow for our children!
Often the first step toward gaining the ability to truly cherish the children in our lives is to experientially grow in our own personal understanding of the way Jesus views those who belong to him. He holds us all in his heart. And in His grace, through Christ’s sacrifice, we are made perfect. Coming face to face with that kind of love, if we embrace it and allow it to change us, we will discover ourselves slowly but surely becoming more and more enabled to do more than just reciprocate… We discover a newfound ability to pass unconditional love on to those around us!
Learn more about the band and pick up a few of their songs (and albums) at their CD Baby Artist page.