Sunday, November 1, 2009

Martina McBride: God's Will

It's Spiritual Sunday and I always feature a song with a greater meaning. Today’s feature comes from Martina McBride and is titled “God’s Will.” I initially chose this song because of the connection to Halloween night in the lyrics. But as I listen to it over and over, I feel that there is a message for all of us.

While this song’s spirituality is not overt, the greatest message we can get from it is that we need to stop focusing on our own lives. Until we meet someone who is truly worse off than we and who continues to have a positive attitude despite his or her life’s trials, we will wallow in our own self pity. Sometimes this is the wakeup call we need.

To quote that great philosopher, Forrest Gump, “That’s all I’m going to say about that.”

I met God's Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves
It hid the braces on his legs at first

His smile was as bright as the August sun
When he looked at me
As he struggled down the driveway, it almost
Made me hurt

Will don't walk too good
Will don't talk too good
He won't do the things that the other kids do,
In our neighborhood

I've been searchin', wonderin', thinkin'
Lost and lookin' all my life
I've been wounded, jaded, loved and hated
I've wrestled wrong and right
He was a boy without a father
And his mother's miracle
I've been readin', writin', prayin', fightin'
I guess I would be still
Yeah, that was until
I knew God's Will

Will's mom had to work two jobs
We'd watch him when she had to work late
And we'd all laugh like I hadn't laughed
Since I don't know when

Hey Jude was his favorite song
At dinner he'd ask to pray
And then he'd pray for everybody in the world but him

Before they moved to California
His mother said, they didn't think he'd live
And she said each day that I have him, well it's just another gift
And I never got to tell her, that the boy
Showed me the truth
In crayon red, on notebook paper, he'd written
Me and God love you

I've been searchin', prayin', wounded, jaded
I guess I would be still
Yeah that was until...
I met God's Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves

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