Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 15, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).
It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 10 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday August 02ND 2009:
- “Code Name: Raven” – House Of Heroes
- “Run From Yesterday” – High Flight Society
- “Be Alive In Me” – Abandon
- “Open Season” – Air Five
- “Control” – Clemency
Good music there from exactly a decade ago this weekend. Two of those songs – “Code Name: Raven” and “Be Alive In Me” – are currently in heavy rotation at the workplace via my iPod Shuffles that I listen to at my desk. “Open Season” has been a constant favorite over the past 10 years. “Control” has generated over 1,050 plays since I added it to my iTunes library in March 2009. That’s music that was part of the soundtrack of my fantastic journey in 2009, and it’s aged gracefully.
10 years ago this month I was approaching the 3RD anniversary of the start of my salvation in Christ. God used rock music on the radio to rescue me and save me. He lifted me out of the pit of despair – out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground, and He steadied me as I walked along. He gave me a new song to sing – a hymn of praise to our God.
He can do that for you too. Up until the age of 39 I was far from God with no intention of getting to know Him. I was fine with following the ways of the world. But the world left me behind. The world left me for dead. Then God came and gave me a lifeline, and I took it. I’ve been holding on tight ever since.
If you do not yet know Christ then I invite you to walk with me. I’d like to tell you all about the God I know. He’s got a fantastic journey for you too !
It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !
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