On my way to physical therapy today around noon, I was on a stretch of highway that allowed me to enjoy a broad expanse of the beautiful sky God had given me to view today. I began to notice that the clouds were separate and distinct but clustered very close together. It dawned on me that they almost looked like the individual steps on a staircase.
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My heart beat just a bit faster as I thought, “What if Jesus were to come at this very second?” That blue sky would open up and the King of Glory would swoop down, calling those that have already died first, followed by all His other children. We’d be rising through the air to meet Him, gathering as the angel blasted the trumpet.
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But I did come home and look up one of my all-time gospel favorites, “Stepping on the Clouds,” by The Hoppers. I especially love this group because they are from a little town called Madison, North Carolina. North Carolinians are extremely proud of their homegrown, award-winning talent. (When I was young, they were known as The Hopper Brothers and Connie. I would watch them on the Brother Strickland television show on Sunday mornings as our family got ready for church.) I love this song because it’s upbeat with a driving rhythm. I can just imagine Jesus coming as they sing, as I’d walk all over the sky with my Savior.
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A very important event is happening right now: it’s National Quartet Convention Week in Louisville, Kentucky because September is Gospel Music Heritage Month. I’d love to be in Louisville enjoying all the music and meeting my favorite Southern Gospel musicians. For someone who only aspires to sing a little harmony for the Lord in my own church, it would just about be Heaven!
If you’d like to find out a bit more about The Hoppers and their music, check out their website at www.thehoppers.com. Click on the link below and get ready to have a toe-tapping, cloud-stepping time.
“Stepping on the Clouds” (The Hoppers)