Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Blast from the Past

Since I was a kid, I’ve always liked instrumentals.  When I was ten years old and got my first tape recorder, I often taped music off the TV.  One source was NBC’s “The Today Show.”  Back in the 1970s, the weather forecast of various cities was displayed while instrumental pieces played in the background (like what The Weather Channel does now during its “Local on the 8s” segments).

A few days ago, I was waiting on the Lord when an old instrumental I hadn’t heard in years suddenly popped into my mind.  Since it featured a trumpet as the lead instrument, I figured the recording was by Herb Alpert.  So I did some searching on YouTube and found that song, which I discovered is titled “Jerusalem” (from Herb’s 1971 album “Summertime”).  Initially I was surprised the song would have any spiritual connotation.  Then again, Herb is Jewish and even had an uncredited role in the movie “The Ten Commandments.”

One might ask why the Lord would bring a song like this to my remembrance.  I like to think it’s a form of restoration.  I desired to know the name of that song but until now didn’t know what it was.  And while I’m one who usually avoids listening to oldies, it’s nice to hear an old favorite again after so many years.

“…ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.” - Jeremiah 6:16

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