Today I was driving around, running errands with the kids. For the large majority of our time in the car I did not have any music on. As soon as I did turn on a CD, Jace says, “Mommy, what is this song about?”
He caught me totally off guard. “What?” I thought. Then I chuckled to myself. Thank you, God for this moment to share You.
I was playing Everywhere That I Go from Israel Houghton’s Power of One album. So, I explained to Jace that the song was about God’s love for us. How He loves us so much that He never leaves us. He is everywhere we go.
I looked at Jace in the rear view mirror. He was smiling. “That’s cool Mommy. God is everywhere we go.”
I was smiling outwardly and tingling all over. What an amazing moment! And, what if I had not been playing a song about God’s love?
Yesterday, our pastor talked about how music is a vehicle created by God, to lead us into His presence. It is a way for us to worship the creator. However, this same vehicle can be, and is often used to worship the created. Stuff. Self. Sex. What we worship is what feeds us, what leads us, what comes out of us. I don’t know about you, but I want to be fed by God’s word, led by Jesus Christ, and pour out Fruit of the Spirit. I also want my children to be fed, filled, and led this way.
If we are filling our children with sex, drugs, and money from the time they come out of the womb, is it any wonder our value system is on a high speed trajectory to hell? No genre is excluded. Let’s consider. Consider filling your mind, body, and spirit with the Word of God through song. See if you don’t have a garment of praise and protection, steps filled with joy, and a word of encouragement for those you encounter.
Today, I am thankful for a son who asks questions. I am even more thankful for the opportunity to share God’s love with my him.