Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Songs of Hope 1

The days following the election of Andrew Waldo+ to be the 8th bishop of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina were marked by first a cold, rainy Sunday, followed by a cold misty Monday, then a foggy, misty Tuesday. While the skies wept, my heart cried out for sunny days. Memory responded with a song, "You Are My Sunshine." I remember this song best by Jimmie Davis' rendition.
Davis, a former governor of Louisiana (1944-48 and also 1960-64) was also a famous country singer. Before his death, he croaked out the old hit one more time (at age 100).

A wise clergyman once spoke to a group of concerned upstate traditionalists and reminded them to remember their first love. That first love we enjoyed upon hearing the Good News. The love we felt when we finally accepted the Light of the World into our hearts. Jimmie had it right,

Christ is my sunshine.

1 comment:

  1. <a href="8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

    9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.--Philippians 4:8-9 (KJV)

    Continued prayers for you.