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The God Music

Written By: Scot Butwell - Nov• 16•14

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“Can I hear the God music?” he said.

D and I were on the way to his My Gym class, and I had slipped in a folk music CD, when D asked for the God music. I knew the CD he was talking about because we have been listening to it for several weeks in the car.

“Let me look for it at the red light,” I said.

So I searched through the CDs in the console between the front seats, but it was nowhere to be found. I felt an urge to find it because his request showed he was listening to the worship songs.

That meant he was thinking about God, and so I called L and asked if she’d seen the CD. It was a Mother’s day gift, but has been one of those gifts I’ve enjoyed more than her (although no I didn’t buy it for this reason).

“It’s in the console.”

We’ve been sharing one car since my engine exploded, and so I looked again, and there it was mixed in with several other CDs. I slid it in the CD player and asked D what number he wanted to hear.

“Number one.”

And then, as I began to sing, I heard D faintly singing in the backseat and the lingering difficulties from my day as a teacher began to fade away and I felt a sudden lightness of spirit in my soul.

D and I talked about random things on the way to his class–between listening to the rest of the songs on the CD–but my joy was knowing he wanted to hear the “God” music.

It showed an awareness he has of God through singing the lyrics, and his singing…did it represent him worshipping God?


I should have known D was listening to the music all along. He can be in a room where a conversation is taking place, and it seems he is not listening, but out of nowhere he will suddenly make a comment or ask a question.

And that’s my hope with the God music–that he’s been listening all the time–and he gaining an awareness through the lyrics of who God is, and developing a desire to know Him.

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