"for since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God." (the word friend here has been translated reconciled in other translations)
i ask myself why was singing that song so moving there in venezuela...i mean i love that song...great message...great hope...great news...but like a lot of songs we sing...just that..."songs we sing"
what impacted me the most was knowing that most of these people had absolutely "nothing" compared to our standards of "something" yet they sang it as though they had everything they ever would need... knowing from the bottom of their hearts and the depths of their souls that being made a friend of God is everything there is!!...being made right in God's eyes through what Jesus did for us is everything!
i will never ever sing that song the same again and my prayer as a worship pastor is we live...breathe...feel...take in...live out the words we sing in a new and fresh way!