In Colossians 3:23, we learn about doing all things as if we are working for God. It means no matter how big or small, everything we do like tucking a child in at night or singing a song can glorify God. This includes a blind man with autism, Christopher Duffley, singing his song, “It’s Been You.”
Grab a tissue and be prepared for joyful tears as you see God work through Christopher. He learned how to sing before he ever held a conversation. Born at 26 weeks, he was premature and then abandoned by his parents after it was discovered he was blind. His aunt found him in foster care and took on the task of raising him. Later, she discovered he had autism.
He didn’t speak until first grade but he didn’t just learn how to talk, he learned to sing. When Christopher began to sing, it was discovered he had perfect pitch. Over the years, he began singing professionally.
Now that he is a young adult, he is grateful to his aunt for raising him as her own. This young man revealed that he is filled with wisdom and humility as he put together a song that talks about his transition from a teen to a young adult.
The song talks about how he feels like he needs his parents now more than ever. With lyrics like, “Who’s going to tuck me in at night? Who’s going to say a little prayer?” He says he wrote it because, “It’s the small things that parents do that are not seen or thought about.”
Christopher knows what a gift his parents are. He also knows that transitioning from a teen to a young adult is tough too.
Well done Christopher! Thank you for the reminder that we are all God’s creation. We all have a purpose to glorify God in all that we do. He created each of us unique and different, yet we all are made in his image.
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;” Colossians 3:23