Issue 11 – November 28, 2012

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Issue 11 – November 28, 2012

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A Pre-Christmas Thought From Historic Tarboro.

Have you ever gotten an old song on your mind to the point where it almost gets annoying? Particularly the oldie, but goldie tunes of the sixties and seventies.

Not long ago, I got stuck on one after coming out of church one Sunday. I was humming to myself … “Every day with you Lord is sweeter than the day before…” without realizing that it wasn’t really “with you Lord” but “with you girl”. The original song, written by Buddy Buie and J. Cobb and recorded by Donnie Yost and the Classics IV band in 1969, is a classic tune.

But then I began to realize that the song made just as much sense with my words as with the original words. For example -

… They say that all good things must come to an end but Lord, it isn’t true, each day with you Lord, I fall in love again. And when I go to sleep at night time, tomorrow’s what I’m praying for, ‘Cause every day with you Lord is sweeter that the day before. And when I don’t sleep at night time, tomorrow’s what I’m waiting for, ‘Cause every day with you Lord is sweeter than the day before…

Now, without even being aware of it, I’ll start playing it back in my head and the neat thing is that it never gets annoying. On the contrary, it makes me feel good. It makes me happy to know that God’s love and grace is sweeter than the day before.

As we enter into the Christmas season, let’s all try to accept the greatest gift … GOD’s love and grace.

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