As great of an icon and guitar player Prince was, my vote for greatest of all time would have to go to Christian Artist Phil Keaggy. In light of Prince’s death there have been several posts made about a quote by either Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix. The quote goes something like this; Eric Clapton (or Jimi) was asked what it feels like to be the worlds greatest guitar player? He replies “I don’t know, you will have to ask Prince”. I have always heard this quote reference Phil Keaggy not Prince. No biggie, it seems that Snopes has debunked the whole thing anyway.
I think we could all agree though that Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Prince are all among the greats. What makes Phil Keaggy the all time greatest in my opinion is not only can he hold his own against any of the above guitarist, but more than that is that he has lived his life sharing the testimony of Jesus Christ uncompromisingly through his music for over 40 years.
The posted video is a concert that Phil Keaggy and his band did back in 1983. When Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” and “Purple Rain” where topping the Pop Rock charts, Phil Keaggy was skillfully playing his guitar and humbly singing songs about his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Take a listen to some classic Phil Keaggy, enjoy the popular late 70’s and early 80’s guitar licks and uplifting lyrics about Jesus Christ. At the end of the video there is a call for the younger generation to make a decision for Jesus.
May you too come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and walk humbly with Him.
I came across this the morning after Christmas. What a great song to end this Advent Season with. The lighting of the final candle (the Christ candle) on Christmas Eve is a good time to reflect on what Jesus said in John’s Gospel in chapter 8 verse 12. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
May the light of Jesus shine over you throughout this upcoming year.
I sat and talked to God this morning and asked him, how I am to pray for Paris? What could I possibly offer? Yes, I can pray for peace and comfort for all those affected, but there seemed to be something deeper, something beyond me that my heart groaned for. I was reminded of several verses in the bible that answered the questions. It brings me comfort that all over the World there are Christians who have no idea how to pray for those affected by yesterday’s attacks on Paris. But let us be reminded that we have a Helper dwelling in us. Through our sighs, groans, loud cries, tears, and other heart and spirit expressions He intercedes for us before God in complete harmony with God’s will. There are millions of Christians with the same sighs and groans for Paris that I have, and in this, the Holy Spirit is praying. We then are told that, “All things will work toward good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” Because of this promise we Christians can boldly proclaim in the face of tragedy, “If God be for us who can be against us?” This entire passage of Scripture begins with this verse, “What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later.” As we continue to pray let us wait with patience for the good of God that will come from this suffering. The Light of the Gospel will win the day.