The Power of Story

The power of story, regardless of the method used to share that story, can be profound and life changing.  About two years ago a high school senior, Molly Kate Kestner, used a cracked iphone and an out-of-tune piano to record a song she had written. She put the video on YouTube having no idea the impact the song would have. Within a few days the song had over 6 million views and Molly was being contacted by media and record labels. The song is called, ‘His Daughter’ and you can listen to it by following the link here.

Today the song has over 14.5 million views. Why? The power of story! While the song is ‘fiction’ it accurately describes a reality experienced by many people and offers hope, connection, and healing. It’s a reminder that life is messy but beauty can come in the midst of the chaos and brokenness.

I have had countless moments in my life when a character from a book or song ‘came to life’ and wrapped me in a hug of words and understanding—what a gift!

What book character or song made a lasting impression on you?