Friday, September 17, 2010

Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," was performing at Radio City Music Hall. The climax of the concert came as she rendered the gospel song, "One Night with the King." "One day in his courts could forever change your course," she sang, and then paused to let the words sink in. With renewed breath she belted out, "One moment, in his presence, And you'll never be the same. One night with the king changes everything."

Six thousand fans--New Yorkers--rose to their feet applauding wildly and yelling for more.

Ah yes, one moment in his presence and you'll never be the same. Praise the Lord!

Do you need a course change?

(I read about Aretha Franklin's concert in Philip Yancey's new book, What Good Is God? which will be out in October)


David C Brown said...

"Beloved, now are we children of God, and what we shall be has not yet been manifested; we know that if it is manifested we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.", 1 John 3:2.

Debbie said...

How interesting to read this about Aretha Franklin. I recently saw the movie "One Night with the King" and enjoyed it.


Lori said...

YEA! I think I have every one of Philip Yancey's books. Now I can look forward to another! Have a great weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hey Clif,
Loved your answer on my blog--Indeed, through life so many people surface who help us on the path!

And I love this about Aretha Franklin..she is quite a talent--and when someone hears her sing, it is powerful!!!
:-) Cindy