i am always inspired by music, it is my muse. i wrote my grad school admissions essay about how Nas' Illmatic changed my life. so today when i was having a less-than-happy monday morning, i needed something. some strength. something to keep me from turning my car around, picking up my son, and going back home to hide out w/ some lean pockets and Daytime tv. i found it in Hezekiah Walker's choir. i attended his church when i lived in brooklyn. i loved it. i loved his down-to-earth sermons, the soul-stirring music, everything. it was such a blessing, i didn't even notice church lasted 4 hours. and no, i'm not a holy roller. i'm just a woman who believes. in God. in music. in love.
i needed this song in the worst way. after my phone call with my beloved was cut short (we only spoke for 2 minutes) by a faulty phone, and i spoke to his lawyer who is less than reassuring, i needed to be reminded that everything happens for a reason. and that despite what may come, we are survivors. i wish i could post the audio. if i find it i will. but if you're going through some things, take comfort in these words.
We made it, we survived
When the enemy came in to take our life
God lifted a standard
No weapon formed
Shall prosper against us
I made it this far, by faith
My future's brighter than my today
I'm holding on to my praise,
I made it