I'm Ready to Go

I have a rich heritage. I grew up in a little country church where we sang good ol'e fashioned songs lots of choruses and once and awhile even in Pennsylvania dutch. That music and flavor got into my blood and I still like to listen from time to time to those old style songs. Listening to the Lewis Family sing brings back so many memories of my childhood. There was a trio that sang at our church called the Rine-Swingle Trio. The Lewis Family reminds me of that trio. The message of those old songs just does something for my soul. Talking about music, something interesting happened Sunday night. Our neighbor who lives in the apartment above us after several invitations finally came to church. After singing some hymns he stood and testified that as a young boy his grandfather would take him to church and they would sing these old hymns. He said that many times he could hear our church people singing and it would bring back so many memories of his childhood. He said that he has been backslidden for a long time but those songs and the things his grandfather taught him stayed in his heart. After he finished testifying he came to the altar and gave his heart to Jesus!! Many of our church people have acknowledged that hearing the modern music that is being played in many churches today just doesn't have the spiritual depth as the old hymns and songs. There are just some things not worth changing.

This song talks about our flight to heaven. Well on Wednesday I have a flight to the states and I'm looking forward to spending some time with family and friends. I don't know when my flight to heaven will be but I'm so glad I know I'm ready to go!

I had never heard this song until recently. It has a great message. haha we are just chunks of coal with a lot of flaws and rough edges but we are going to be diamonds someday. I hope you enjoy the song.


debbie said...

I really enjoyed your post. So happy to hear about your neighbor.My heart is blessed and overflowing to hear this. I also enjoyed your choice of songs. They are so you, You might feel like an old piece of coal but you are already a jewel to us. Love you Eric. Can't wait to see you, Hannah and the boys again.