I saw a video of my good pal, Michael Meyers, who has written a post for this blog in the past. In it he is rehearsing the song The Atonement Q &A by Shai Linne with his son, Jonathon. He told me he was just singing it as he was tucking Jonathan in one night. It became a song frequently requested by the young boy and eventually he learned parts of it himself. The song’s lyrical content is a question and answer flow. This here is what is called “catechism” and Mike has discovered a great way of getting these great truths into his son. Does Jonathan understand all of this? Not likely. But he’s been given a language for one day when these concepts will be solidified in his mind and heart. Kudos, Dad.
The lyrics to the part in the video:
Who is God? God is the universe’s Creator
And Sustainer plus the only Savior, there is no one greater
He triune, holy, omnipotent, omniscient, absolute
Loving, sovereign and righteous are a few of His attributes
How do we know this? Well, we know this from the Bible
Where God has revealed Himself- anything else is just an idol
What’s the Bible about? Man’s complete ruin in sin
And what God has done in Christ to bring us to Him again
What is sin? Sin is the breaking of God’s law
Plus our condition, which means from birth we all got flaws
What’s the result? The result is by nature we’re God’s enemies
And must pay the penalty unless God provides the remedy
What the remedy? The remedy is the cross of Christ
Where He suffered all the strikes for the lawless type
I’ve been rescued by the Lamb, I’m convinced that He’s risen
And blessed is the man whose sins are forgiven!
Just fall back, and with the eyes of faith
Behold the beauty of surprising grace
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied
Full song below.