Inside us all, there are ideas, perspectives, thoughts, opinions, and more that have been engrained in us from our life around others. Those things mentioned affect our ways of treating others, either subconsciously or consciously. MwsR
Many times, too many really to recall, I have been before others singing. It was something that I really thought was my “calling” when I was younger. Now, I am not so sure it was a “calling” but more of a “witness”to others. Not long after I had kids it was that I stopped singing for a public audience. I think the part of why I did it when younger was simply not there in my life that had started of my being a mother. Don’t get me wrong, I really thought I could sing and wanted to do it, especially if people would listen, or want to listen. I liked the attention it brought me, and on a personal note, I liked witnessing to others what my heart knew already. I sang in a lot of different venues, but mostly in a church setting. There is where my heart soared when I sang. I felt like there was so much in me that if I did not sing, I would surely burst from it all building up inside.
There was so much music did for me, that music said, and still does today. If a person can relate to another through something that is entertaining, brings a person much joy, or just plain ole speaks to their heart, well then you should do that. One of my favorite songs to sing , especially in church settings was, “My Father’s Eyes” by Amy Grant.
This song really spoke to me. It wrote about trying to see people and their circumstances, etc, with eyes full of compassion, and eyes that could feel. I really understood these lyrics because I felt I was always an “empath”from as far as I can remember. I think it does not take a great person to follow the lyrics of this song. I think it takes a person who genuinely wants to see the good in people. A person perhaps, that knows how to empathize because they were treated with empathy, or maybe because there had never been any empathy shown towards them. In this song there is kindness, feeling, and it is about reaching a level where the person can be “Christ-Like”, in a religious standpoint.
I believe Amy Grant wanted her public audience to be more perceptive to each other. I think that she wanted people to emulate Christ’s love. The Christ you read about in the Bible. Regardless of however you belief or worship, you can relate to this song in one way, shape, or fashion.
Read more about her here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Grant
Some of the lyrics from the song “My Father’s Eyes”, I have quoted below;
I may not be every mother’s dream for her little girl
And my face may not grace the mind of everyone in the world
But that’s all right, as long as I can have one wish I pray
When people look inside my life, I want to hear them say
She’s got her Father’s eyes
Her Father’s eyes
Eyes that find the good in things
When good is not around
Eyes that find the source of help
When help just can’t be found
Eyes full of compassion
Seeing every pain
Knowing what you’re going through
And feeling it the same
So the message I hope you gather from reading this blog, isn’t that I love to sing, or that I quit singing in public. The message isn’t about Amy Grant, although I do love her music. The message I hope you get from this blog is
That we all are needed in this world. We all have our struggles, our issues, our downfalls. Despite all that, we keep each other going through encouragement, feeling for another, helping one another, and simply trying to have EYES THAT SEE what another might have going on in their life. You don’t have to be a special person or one that came from some special or privileged background, to reach out and have compassion.We are all in this life for a special and unique reason. It does not matter if you know what that is or not. What really matters is when we get outside our “little bubble world” and actually have EYES THAT SEE.
I am not anyone special or better than anyone else, I just care to see what other’s may have going on.
Thank you for reading!