Fire & Brimstone

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How does a song and it's lyrics create such a following that, through time, it can move anyone listening to their knees.

Submitted: August 15, 2017

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Submitted: August 15, 2017



I loved listening to the sermons of fire and brimstone from the radio preachers. I felt I needed them to correct me and push me to the right path. My heart was locked tighter than the hubs of Hell and I felt that the only way to unlock my heart was with a loud thundering yell from a fiery shepherd. The way I was convicted, over and over again. It seemed as if this man were anointed only for my listening lesson. I remember falling to my knees many times during and after each sermon.
Today, after countless hours of self-discipline in Scripture and attending the church, where I feel loved and have a deep love, I need to listen and weep or praise and adore the music of the southern Gospel and the contemporary songs of Christian Top 40. My sister used to tell me that these songs were the only way she could connect verses the fire of a radio pastor. Whether the vocals are quiet or fiery, the tempo and the lyrics are so relatable to me today and tomorrow.
As an aspiring writer, I want to be able to gather a group of words from the millions and organize them to convey a brief but meaningful message of love and Jesus and God. What a beautiful blessing it would be for someone to say, "I was struggling and confused." "Your words touched me to believe and to have hope." As an artist, I could never think of touching so many with a stroke of a pen.  My drawings and paintings were specific to one household - the one that bought the piece. But, a song, a poem, an inspiring short story can bring so much joy to so many people.
Heavenly Father. Send me the Army of angels to help me create a beautiful message of Your love for everyone to read and share. In the precious name of Jesus! Amen.

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