Heritage A Look Back and a Gaze Into the Future
As I listened to a YouTube concert recently I thought about this idea of heritage. Music is my emotional/spirit-soul voice. It will turn on the water fountain with electric speed. I am not talking about a single tear escaping the corner of my eye. I am talking about a “gully washer” as my great grandmother called a downpour. I can hear a song and I am immediately transported To Another Time and Another Place (Sandi Patty)…….THE SONG REMEMBERS WHEN (thank you Alan Jackson), with all the emotion and memories associated with it. My friends just hand me a tissue and because tenderness turns me into a blubbering puddle they know “not to be nice to me!”
Spiritual history is best remembered in song. The songs of our faith, the faith of loved ones. I wonder what your heritage is. Do you know this Jesus we write about, sing about, whose return we await? I have feared much as you have come to know. Hymns remind us our God is bigger than our fear.
My Daddy met Jesus when I was about seven or eight because he was afraid of leading some boys astray by hypocrisy. My mom “always” believed and it was her quiet faith in the face of great adversity that spoke volumes. My grandmother, died when I was just six but in six short years she made me feel like a princess in a great kingdom, pouring out unconditional love. My officer and gentleman was “a man after God’s own heart”. I listened as these spoke of their favorite hymns and now they have all gone to be with the Lord, to hear the song is to remember this priceless heritage. If you have been treadin’ with us long you know that music is the common thread tying us together and helping underscore our ramblings. We Treader’s find it astounding as we write, a song will spring to mind much like scriptures and we NEVER discussed always including a piece of music in each post! It just happened? I don’t think so. “It is a God thing.”
So, I thought I would share with you my heritage and would you honor us by sharing your musical heritage? This coming year may be the year the Lord returns. I pray we will be ready and found faithful.
Mamma Mae’s (the song I associate with her)
Mamma’s and One of the Beauty’s
The Old Rugged Cross by Elvis Presley
The Officer and Gentleman’s
This Treader (I am choosing two: one from childhood and one more recent!)
The Beauties’ (daughter and GRAND daughters-Passing the Faith Along)
Now it is your turn! Please, tell us your story and let us hear your heart sing His praise. Let all that has breath PRAISE the LORD! (Psalm 150:6)
Happy New Year!