The Song Maker

Author: Sophia Bricker — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: October 18, 2022

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The Song Maker

Thick and impenetrable silence hung over the village. For as long as the
villagers could remember, no one had spoken a word, not even a whisper. A
command from an enemy kingdom forbade anyone in the village from uttering a
sound. While many villagers had grown accustomed to the forced silence, one
girl increasingly found the muteness of the village unsettling. Fadiya
could not understand how sound could be wrong when the warbling songs of
birds filled the air and the leaves of the forest whispered in the breeze.
The silence was all she had known in the village, but Fadiya felt like a
prisoner to the quietness around her.

Then one day, as she was walking through her beloved whispering forest,
Fadiya discovered a wooden shed and went inside to investigate. The place
was empty except for a bookshelf. On it stood an ancient book: “The Song
Maker’s Tune.” The title instantly caught her attention, and to her
surprise, the book was filled with a song-like poem describing someone
named the Song Maker. She learned He sang the world into existence. He had
created the birdsong, rustling leaves, and humming bees. Imprisoning
silence was not His design. Instead, the Song Maker had entered the world
many years ago to set the people free. He died for them, entered the utter
silence of the grave on their behalf—and then rose again with a
triumphant shout of joy! One day, He would return to sing a new world into
being. Fadiya, delighted by the music overflowing in her heart, soaked in
the words from the book, engraving them in her memory.

The next day, while her family was in the market square, Fadiya mounted an
old wooden cart and lifted her voice to the words of “The Song Maker’s
Tune.” Her heart burned as she sang of His love and sacrifice. Every face
turned toward the cart as her words cut through the quiet like a knife. The
silence had been broken by the freedom of the Maker’s song. Cheers rose
around the square as villagers responded to the hopeful message of the
music. No longer would they be imprisoned by the forced silence of the
enemy. The Song Maker had set them free. • Sophia Bricker

• In this allegorical story, Fadiya found freedom from the imprisoning
silence of the enemy when she encountered “The Song Maker’s Tune” telling
of the salvation He brought to His people. In the Bible, we see that God
created the world through speaking—or perhaps singing (Genesis 1:1-31;
Psalm 33:6). Though our sinful rebellion separated us from God and brought
brokenness into the world, God came to restore and to set us free from
slavery to sin. How has Jesus brought us freedom? (Read more on our “Know
Jesus” page.)

• God invented music and singing! Did you know that God sings over us
(Zephaniah 3:17)? Why do you think God calls His people to sing to Him and
to each other? (If you want to dig deeper, read Psalm 147:1; Ephesians
5:19; and Colossians 3:16.)

• Did you know that creation sings? How might spending time in nature help
us know God better? (If you want to dig deeper, read 1 Chronicles 16:33;
Psalms 65:13; 96:12; and 98:8.)

• When we experience the goodness of God’s love, it’s only natural for us
to want to share the good news of Jesus with others! What is one of the
ways you’ve personally experienced God’s goodness and love? If you can’t
think of anything, you can ask God to reveal His love to you anytime.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law
of sin and of death. Romans 8:2 (WEB)


Read Verses:

Psalm 40:1-Psalm 40:3; John 8:31-John 8:36; Romans 8:2