Lyrics from Wade in the Water provide quite a visual. “See that band all dressed in _____” … white for Israelites, red for those Moses led, etc.
The concept of wading in the water is not always a positive one or a guarantee of an easy life, is it? Avoiding slave catchers comes to mind in particular. Less negative examples like the Red Sea, Jordan River and baptismal waters still have their share of associated challenges (HERE is a little Wikipedia history if you’re interest in more.)
Two songs with Wade in the Water influences may be worth a listen for you today if you have a few minutes:
- Sistah Lala’s “Troubled Waters” version is HERE – a really nice rappin’-like, faith-filled message in this one
- Chapel Folk “Wade in the Water – a Stoned version” is HERE
Want to hear more traditional versions? It’s also been performed by hundreds of groups including these
- HERE‘s a version by the Jubilee Singers from Fisk University
- HERE‘s another by Sweet Honey in the Rock
POTENTIAL ACTION: Willing to “wade in the water” today? [at least figuratively, if not literally? 🙂 ]
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for this Sunday, March 18, 2018:
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