I literally sat down to pray and when I went to open my mouth to start thanking the Lord, the Holy Spirit dropped the song O-O-H Child by The Five Stairsteps into my spirit. I literally could hear the song playing in my soul. I have heard the song before, but that was a Holy Spirit pick from the jukebox inside of me. I pull the song up on YouTube and the moment I hear it in my ears, tears start falling down my face. My friends who have been in a long season, a battle that has called for perseverance, a continual challenge with one termite on the heels of another I believe this song is for us.
As I looked up the song, it was produced in the summer of 1970. That is the year I was born. It was their only billboard hit, no wonder I did not know the band name. Only the Holy Spirit could do this, for He knows what we need at what time. My friends, the battle has been long, it has been hard, it has taken perseverance, it still looks like there are no doors in front of us, but we are so far in now, where can we go but forward on the same path we have been taking for so long.
The other day I was telling a friend, I think I subtly believed I was going to be like those in Hebrews 11 who died believing the promise God gave to me, but then a kiss from heaven came in a phone call that was unexpected, that took one of the promises and breathed hope into it. Then Emma Stark did a video in December to the church and she said “Big Testimonies” will dismantle the Baal structure in our nation. She explained the wait on the promise has been because God is about to release “Big Testimonies” that will be broadcasted. Another shot of hope that the wait will be worth it. Then today this song is dropped in my spirit.
My friends, remember, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9). Now if you will excuse me, I am going to sing along to this song again, for it is a song from the Lord for us who have been in a long battle that will become a “Big Testimony”!