WATCH: 2-Year-Old Who Survived 2 Attempted Abortions Worships to ‘The Blessing’

It’s no secret that the last couple of years have been a mixed bag. I mean, you literally could not write the stuff of this pandemic. And still, in the thick of so much unknown, many Christians around the globe have found comfort and solace in “The Blessing.”

The worship song, which was co-written by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick, and Elevation Worship Pastor Chris Brown in 2020 has taken on a world of its own. And it’s the Spirit-breathed gift we didn’t know we needed in these unprecedented times.

As the anthem continues to be a source of life and hope for so many, we’re seeing generational chains being broken in Jesus’ name.

Eric and Mandy Godwin have had a front-row seat to that testimony through their son, Ezekiel, who they adopted out of foster care in 2019.

The two-and-a-half-year-old went viral in a video posted to Facebook of him worshiping to “The Blessing” in his family’s kitchen.


He’s survived an attempted abortion…not once, but twice.

From the moment we brought him home from the hospital, we knew he was special. God has mighty plans for this one.

His name means “God strengthens.”

He immediately became the little brother to 4 older siblings. Eight months later, he became a big brother.

He’s special in so many ways. He’s smart as a whip. He’s more athletic and agile than I could ever dream of being. He’s got that irresistible twinkle of joy in his eyes. He loves music, especially worship music. He can dance better than anyone in our family. He loves to pray…with passion.

Today, as we were cleaning the kitchen after lunch, we decided we needed some “background” music.

For 2.5-year-old Ezekiel, it’s more than just background noise…it’s his anthem!

When he heard it, he immediately abandoned his Little Tikes dump truck in his bedroom and sprinted downstairs to show the rest of us where true strength is found!

“The Lord bless you
And keep you,
Make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you.
The Lord turn His
Face toward you
And give you peace.

May His favor be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children and their children.

May His presence go before you
And behind you and beside you
All around you, and within you
He is with you, He is with you…”

To Zeke, these words are alive.
The music is playing. Can you hear it?

Posted by Eric-Mandy Godwin on Sunday, July 12, 2020

While the clip of Zeke raising his arms high and passionately shouting the song’s declarations is one of the cutest things you’ll see all day, it’s the toddler’s story of redemption that makes his worship performance all the more beautiful.

“He’s survived an attempted abortion…not once, but twice,” the Godwins wrote in the now-viral Facebook post. “From the moment we brought him home from the hospital, we knew he was special. God has mighty plans for this one.”

His name, “Ezekiel,” means “God strengthens,” and boy isn’t that the testimony of his short little life so far.

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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