Have you heard the song called “God’s Will”? I found it this past weekend and boy is it good.
“Some people say it’s a miracle that I will live, I guess you could say it was God’s will to let me live.” Today the blog will be about a video that is the embodiment of those words of the song by Martina McBride aptly named God’s Will. In the video, Martina is sitting on a park bench watching a boy with a disability and his mother. A violin starts to play and then she begins to sing, “I met God’s Will on a Halloween night, he was dressed as a bag of leaves”. You can see the little boy with braces on his legs and his mother helping him walk, but the part that resonates with me the most is the chorus. It goes like this, “Will don’t walk too good, Will don’t talk too good, he will not 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
It is this part of the song that resonates with me the most, because sometimes I am searching, wondering, lost, and looking. I’ve had to fight for everything in my life. In fact, I am currently fighting for money to live my life. This song also reverberates because in the first couple lines of the song, it states “I met God’s Will on Halloween Night, he was dressed as a bag of leaves, and 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”. One of the lines in that stanza sums up a person with a disability perfectly. Most of the time, we are always smiling.
A friend of mine has said multiple times that it’s my smile that makes her day. I learned if you don’t smile or laugh even when times get hard that makes life pitiful. I do not want to live a life where I am pitiful all of the time. Another way this song impacts me is in the second stanza, Martina says his mother had to work two jobs and we used to watch him when she had to work. That hits home because my mother has to work, my grandparents have to watch me. So I can relate to the little boy in the song. This song sends a very special message that I don’t think most people would be able to pick out of this song. That message is that a person with a disability is an extraordinary person. In my opinion, this song tells you that we were put on this earth to show that everyone is equal and that you should love everybody whether that person has a disability or not. It is a very powerful song; that you should all listen to. To prove my point here is a comment directly from YouTube about this video.
I am a single mother to a 3 year old boy that has cerebral palsy. He is here by miracle and I am so thankful for him every day. I love this song very much. It’s my pick me up when things get hard for us.
For that mother, this song has a special place in her heart. I have given you my comments and now I want to hear yours. I’m going to post the video on Facebook, so I’d also like to start a discussion on the “What If…” Facebook page. Leave your thoughts and comments and I can’t wait to hear what you think. I will also be pasting the link to the video at the end of the blog. Thank you, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCRrrP0EhPc
I can’t wait to hear what you think.
Have a good day, that’s about it, and remember it only takes one person to change the world. Chandler 🙂
Dear Mr Balch,
I am a new reader of your blogs. It is refreshing to read your messages of hope and inspiration. Thank-you! I needed it today?