Entertainment: God is trying to tell you something. The Color Purple

In a dynamic scene near the end of Steven Spielberg’s 1985 winter blockbuster The Color Purple, the character Shug Avery engages in a soul stirring rendition of a gospel song called “God Is Trying To Tell You Something.”

The song begins with the deep melodic line “speak Lord.” As the slow, rhythmic drone increases in speed and intensity we can see the seemingly complicated and unsolvable issues in the lives of Shug and others being worked out by a power much higher than themselves. It seems, just as the song implies, God is speaking and trying to tell something to everyone.

According to the Holy Bible, God has been speaking to mankind from the very beginning of his existence. The Senior Pastor of Christ For All Church (CFAC) in Memphis, TN explains some of the ways that God speaks to man.


  • Through His Holy Word; “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”          (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV).

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