Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last Dance (on Earth) for Donna Summer

At the end of every year, the media reflects on the numerous celebrities who passed away during the previous twelve months. One who died this year was singer Donna Summer. The “Queen of Disco” succumbed to throat cancer on May 17th at the age of 63.

Donna grew up in Boston and originally sang in churches but gradually drifted away from the things of God until she rediscovered her Christian faith in 1980. That year she released an album called “The Wanderer”, which contained the track “I Believe in Jesus.” 

Donna’s recordings from the late 1970s appealed to me not so much because of her voice but because of the innovative sounds created by her producer Giorgio Moroder. His use of synthesizers in songs such as “I Feel Love” was ahead of its time. It was one of the things that inspired me to later create my own electronic tunes.

However, the anointing of God was certainly on Donna Summer’s voice. A few years ago while at a bookstore, I paged through Donna’s autobiography “Ordinary Girl: The Journey” and read testimonies of people who experienced supernatural healings as a result of listening to Donna’s music. 

Perhaps when I go home to be with the Lord, I will get to dance to Donna Summer singing along with God’s angels. Heaven knows how soon that might happen.

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” - Mark 13:32

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