Author | Austin with help from Dad
I don’t really like to write. More than that, like most boys my age, I have a hard time knowing what I’m thinking and feeling, but my parents are really pressuring me to write something. So here goes…
My life has changed a lot over the past couple of months. There’s some music that has been really helpful to me during this time. Andrew Peterson is the artist’s name. My Dad always asks me what my favorite this or that is. I can’t answer that with Andrew’s music. I love all his stuff. But right now my ‘favorite’ song of his is “After All These Years.”
It’s hard to put into words what I like about it. It just makes me feel good. I’m pretty sure it makes me feel other stuff too, but I don’t know what those are – because I’m a guy, and I have trouble thinking about what I’m thinking about and feeling.
One thing I know is that the music makes me relax. Also, Andrew is really honest about the hard parts of life.
The refrain says, “He never lets go.” He’s talking about God. I like that part a lot. Then he sings, “He led me by the hand into a land of green and gold.” This reminds me that God’s taking us some place good.
I’ve asked myself if I could move back to Ft. Worth, would I? At first my answer was, “Yes!” But now my answer is, “No.” He gave me good things in Katy too – new friends. (If I could have all my friends from both places live in the same neighborhood with me that would be cool! Although that neighborhood is getting bigger!)
So it’s hard to go, but I’m starting to trust that He has good things for me ahead. Going to the new places is really good. The hard part is leaving the old place – leaving the people.
I guess that’s why this is my favorite song right now. It reminds me of how God has given me good things – good friends – in Ft. Worth and in Katy. It gives me hope.
Listen to Andrew Peterson’s “After All These Years”