I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:26-28
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:2-4
Almost every Sunday morning as we coast the 2 miles downhill to church (coffee or smoothie in hand), Reid breaks spontaneously into a praise song. (His memory for lyrics is astounding, not to mention the artist who's recorded it and what track it is on which of their albums.)
Eight times out of 10, the song Reid picks en route ends up being on the church bulletin that very Sunday! It's uncanny. This didn't dawn on me at first but, it has happened enough now that I am quite sure of the correlation. (All of us learn through repetition.)
Last week, he and I drove alone so instead of the usual foursome belting out the prophetic pre-worship selection, I was able to ask him, "Reid, how do you think of what song to sing in the car?"
After the usual pregnant pause I offered, "Does the Lord tell you which song?"
Immediately, "Yes the Lord gives it to me."
Is anything too hard for the Lord? Even if we struggle to communicate with ones profoundly language delayed, the God who made us all in His image, has a way.
As Hans Christian Andersen said, when words fail, music speaks. Music is the language of the soul, as another blogger points out.
Karen Kingsbury's fictional book, Unlocked, gave me much food for thought. She portrays Holden, a teenager with autism, with a close friends who unlocks his potential as well as the meaning behind some of his self stims. When he rocks, he is interceding for classmates.
I wonder if we gave our guys more credit for having spiritual gifts and disciplines, if they would grow into maturity?
Might we too, as they teach us in the process?