George Jones and Doris ...
Music always has a way of reminding me of my Life . A Song can Take me to the Place where I 1st heard It , I remember where I was and where I was standing the 1st Time I heard Johnny Cash Sing Ring of Fire on the radio , I was 3 years old standing in the Living room of our house in Minden La. 1963. My mind was Drawn to the very Visual songs … I could see that Ring of Fire … and even a 3 yr old Knows Fire is Hot !
I still recall where I was the 1st time I heard George Jones Sing the Race is On in Phoenix Az. 1964 .. I could see the Race .. the Cars … the guy getting passed at the Finish Line . My Dad was a George Fan since I before I was born … by the way if You Had to add the Jones … You weren’t Really Country anyway J.
I came to the Lord in 1970 , the 4th grade , I have Been Praying for George every Since !
Even as a Kid I Knew he Needed Help ,
For many Years I watched the ups and downs of his life till finally he seemed to get it together .
I was reading his book when he told of a gradual leaving off of drinking ,George said “people seem to think if I got religion but no I never experienced a conversion experience “
I just started Praying Harder .. the Worst thing you can is “fix” your Problem without Jesus !
Which Brings us to the day He had the bad Accident …. We stopped in to see Doris , a neighbor , good friend , wonderfully funny lady who went to church with us . She was so upset about the accident and if he would Live through it .Well latter that night she had to go to the ER and by the time we got there she had Passed away … it was so shocking ,sad, and to me senseless … she had a precious 12 year old granddaughter to raise . Late that night I asked God Why She had died and George had made it through …
God said “She was Ready he is Not “
Latter I have heard George tell the Story of waking up in hospital Asking for Vestal Goodman to come and Lead him to Jesus !
I about jumped through the roof !
So All I really wanted to say is This morning God Called and George was Ready , and they Went Home Together !
Never Stop Praying for People you Love
May God Bless You !