There was a time, back when I was in my 20s when I played bass guitar in my local church and a Gospel group. That Gospel group was important because that’s where I met my wife-to-be. I’ve never met anyone that more exemplifies the Christian life than my wife, plus she’s beautiful and talented!
During my life in Gospel music, there was one songwriter that dominated the songs we played. That person was Dottie Rambo. She’s like the Loretta Lynn of Gospel music; more accurately, Loretta Lynn is like a Country music version of Dottie Rambo. Here’s some background about her:
Some of Dottie Rambo’s History
From her About page of the website for Dottie Rambo (1934-2008): Her songs have been recorded by such luminary artists as: Elvis Presley, Barbara Mandrell, Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, Whitney Houston, Vince Gill, Dottie West, Pat Boone, Sandi Patty, the Oak Ridge Boys and countless others. Whitney Houston recorded, “I Go to the Rock” for the movie “The Preacher’s Wife” and won a Dove Award (along with Dottie).Dottie’s final album was her 71st album, “Stand by the River”. Again it was a chart topper — giving Dottie hit records through five decades. And it had the added prestige of the duet with country legend Dolly Parton, being nominated for CCMA song of the year, duet of the year, Dove nominated for Country Recorded Song of the Year, Gospel Fan Awards for Duo of the Year and Song of the Year.
Her style of music isn’t appealing to everyone, but her massive discography testifies to her love for Jesus and her desire to share Christ’s love.
During this time when we all are wondering what will be the final outcome of the coronavirus, I thought we should listen to Dottie’s song, “I Go To The Rock” because we can find peace and solace in Jesus.
Jesus is the Rock
Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? – Matthew 21:42
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