Music Monday: “How Can You Not.” By Leanna Crawford

Music Monday: “How Can You Not.” By Leanna Crawford

By: Debbie Waltz

Since Karen Kingsbury’s theatrical release of “Someone Like You,” I can’t stop playing the movie’s soundtrack on my phone. Mind you, this is not the collection of songs they are advertising as the “soundtrack” of the film. Although, the soundtrack is pretty good itself. But the music and it is highlighting today is one song featured during the movie’s end credits.

Though not featured in the movie, the song lends itself perfectly to the theme of seeing God in every moment and the idea of forgiveness. With my birthday coming up, I can’t help but reflect on the moments when God seemed perfectly visible in my life- during my college years when friends surrounded me on the weekdays in the dorms and on the weekends when I enjoyed home-cooked meals on Friday and Saturday and late- night McDonald runs as dad returned me on Sunday night.

In Karen Kingsbury’s “Someone Like You,” Landon has difficulty seeing God move in her life. After all, she was forced to surrender her dreams when a dancing injury sidelined any hopes of a future career. But isn’t it that way with us? We either thank God for what he has given us or we think we accomplished everything ourselves. When things are not going well, we have the same two choices- we can either choose to rely on God to see us through or abandon our faith altogether.

Though it is ultimately our choice to believe or not, God has provided us with several clues as to his existence. Romans 1:18- 20 says, “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them because God has made for them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his external power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (NIV)

I’ve struggled with this myself recently; getting my day-to-day chores done and not searching for God. That’s why this week I’m determined to expect to see God working. Some of you may refer to them as “God Winks” others something else.

To listen to Leanna Crawford’s song, it can be accessed here:


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