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Advanced Composition



God’s Will

Analytical Writing


By Lori Schreiner

I am attracted to “God’s Will” by Martina McBride because of the use of metaphors.  Her use of a boy with the last name of a verb will that can also be used as a noun is what allows me to see this as a metaphor. You can interchange the words God’s will with love, and it becomes clearer.   God wills good things for my life that are most of the time unexpected.   I think I will learn after reading this song that God’s will is love.

The song “God’s Will” by Martina McBride is one of my favorites.  It makes me think of how God’s will, love, is so simple to find right in front of us.  We search, wonder and think about  God’s will in our life.  We do this only to discover all along God’s will is love.   God’s will, love, does not always come in the shape and form that we expect. “He was dressed as a bag of leaves” God’s Will, love, does not always come at the time we expect. “I met God’s Will on a Halloween night” God’s will, love, is always happy to see you no matter what the circumstances. “His smile was as bright as the August sun” God’s will, love, is different from the norm. “He don’t do the things that the other kids do” When you are in God’s will, love; you will be happy.  “And we’d all laugh like I hadn’t laughed since I don’t know when” You discover God’s will, love, after you have found it not before or after.

God’s will is love.  It is a moment that you just know in your heart.  That moment of discovery is when the boy writes on a napkin in crayon red me and God love you.  God’s will, love, is a gift that might not last forever.  Humans are not perfect.  The love was right there the whole time and recognizable at that one moment. It happened to where there was no time to share the news of finding it. “I never got to tell her that the boy showed me the truth.”

This song compares God’s will to a handicapped boy named will.  God’s will is love.  Love for our life is not perfect as we as humans are not perfect.  God’s will, love, does not meet man’s standards but God’s standards.  Love is God’s will.  Love is not something that money can buy, but is a gift to be treasured.  “each day that I have him”LOVE”well it’s just another gift”


God’s Will lyrics

I met God’s Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves
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

Will don’t walk too good
Will don’t talk too good
He won’t 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

Will’s mom had to work two jobs
We’d watch him when she had to work late
And we’d all laugh like I hadn’t laughed
Since I don’t know when

Hey Jude was his favorite song
At dinner he’d ask to pray
And then he’d pray for everybody in the world but him


Before they moved to California
His mother said, they didn’t think he’d live
And she said each day that I have him, well it’s just
another gift
And I never got to tell her, that the boy
Showed me the truth
In crayon red, on notebook paper, he’d written
Me and God love you

I’ve been searchin’, prayin’, wounded, jaded
I guess I would be still
Yeah that was until…
I met God’s Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves


Song God’s Will by Martina McBride, retrieved 5/16/2012

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