Cash, Johnny - Personal Jesus
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Cash – The autobiography of Johnny Cash
I sang some more for Moma, exploring my new range, and as I found out how deep I could go, her eyes teared up and she said, 'You sound exactly like my daddy. '
Then she said, 'God has His hand on you, son. Don't ever forget the gift.'
I don't think Moma really wondered who was singing; she knew it was me. And that was the first time I remember her calling my voice 'the gift.' Thereafter she always used that term when she talked about my music, and I think she did so on purpose, to remind me that the music in me was something special given by God.
My job was to care for it and use it well; I was its bearer, not its owner.