The Song Inside

One of my favourite movies of all time is August Rush.

The premise of the movie is as follows: A Boy is separated from his parents and orphaned from birth. The boy grows up with no access to music in a strict orphanage. However, the boy feels like there is some type of song deep within his soul that still connects him to his parents. He decides to "follow the music" inside of him. He runs away from the orphanage and can't help but express his song in whatever way he can. Eventually, his song is heard by others and becomes so popular that it is played in front of thousands of people. The boy's parents happen to hear the boy's song and are drawn towards him, eventually reuniting the whole family in the typical Hollywood happily ever after ending.

It is a powerful movie about music, love and never giving up.

Maybe it is just the musician in me, but I believe that - just as the boy in the movie had a song inside of him that drew him to find his parents - we also have a song inside each and every one of us that draws us to God our heavenly parent.

The catholic Catechism #27 states:
"The desire for God is written in the human heart, because we are created by God and for God."
We all have a God-song inside of our being. No matter your background or beliefs, I believe that you were born with a natural desire inside of your very being for something far greater than what this world has to offer.

This song inside of us might look and sound different to those around us, but God has placed a unique desire inside each and every one of us that seeks to know and love its creator.

Unfortunately - just like the orphanage in the movie - some will try to conceal your song, or convince you that it does not exist.

We have to choose whether we are going to listen to the clanging noise of the naysayers or follow the beautiful music of our heart and soul?

In my favourite scene of the movie, the boy asks his mentor if only certain people can hear this song inside of them, like he does? His mentor profoundly responds that everyone can indeed hear it, but only some choose to truly listen.

Are you going to choose to follow the song inside of you that is drawing you towards your creator? Or are you going to hear it, but not truly listen?

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

- Romans 1:18-20 (NLT)

Image Source: Annie Spratt


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