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TONIGHT's "Why Me Lord?"
Join us TONIGHT with Steve as we have an "Why Me Lord?"
Why Me Lord?
Many things in life don't make sense, leaving more questions than answers, but none are more important than "WHY?", and "WHY ME?" It's not just "WHY?", but also "WHY ME?", because we want answers, answers that help us make sense of what we had just experienced. Not all experiences are negative, which brings us to "Why Me Lord?" We will look at both sides of this coin, not just "why the bad?", but also "why the good?".
By the early 1970s, Kris Kristofferson was one of the biggest names in Nashville and country music in general. Like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and other country singers, the "Me and Bobby McGee" singer-songwriter was known for his rough ways and party lifestyle. But it was this classic country gospel song that would become the biggest hit of his career. "Why Me Lord" or "Why Me," as it's sometimes called, was written by Kristofferson during a low period in his life, after he attended a religious service conducted by the Rev. Jimmie Rogers Snow.
With backing vocals from Kristofferson's soon-to-be wife, Rita Coolidge as well as Larry Gatlin, "Why Me Lord" was actually inspired by Larry Gatlin's song, "Help Me Lord." The song was considered perfect to be sung by Kristofferson, as it was about a man who'd gone out and lived life but was now ready to humble himself before Jesus.
It was Gatlin's song and the church service Kristofferson attended that inspired him to write the song. As Kristofferson explained that the pastor asked, "Is anybody feeling lost?" "Up goes my hand," Kristofferson said. The pastor followed up by asking if Kristofferson was ready to accept Christ into his life. "I'm kneeling there," Kristofferson continued, "and I carry a big load of guilt around...and I was just out of control, crying. It was a release. It really shook me up." Kristofferson called the whole thing a profound religious experience.
Why me Lord?
What have I ever done
To deserve even one
Of the pleasures I've known?
Tell me, Lord
What did I ever do
That was worth lovin' you
Or the kindness you've shown?
Victory for Veterans, Inc presents Warriors for Life (WFL) "Healing Through Faith" – Sunday (TONIGHT), 12 June 2022 at 4:30 PM PT, 5:30 PM MT, 6:30 PM CT, and 7:30 PM ET
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Volunteer, Veteran, & Former First Responder SGT Steve McFarland will be the Host TONIGHT and is inviting you to a RingCentral meeting.
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SGT Steve McFarland
Volunteer, Veteran & First Responder