When Elvis Presley sings a song, it’s not enough that we just sway with the rhythm. The message or story that accompanies the song will catch your senses as well. Back in April 1972, Presley performed his rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” that was described as a “touch on the dramatic side.” The song’s message of lending a helping hand to people in need was excellently delivered through a song.
Be a “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
We are all capable of helping our fellows. We may think that we are also in need, but God actually designed each and every one of us to compliment the necessities of one another. Others are favored with luxurious material possessions, but they lack companionship. While in other circumstances, some people are surrounded by love and affection, but they are struggling to make a living. So there, we can’t have everything we want. In the end, we will always need others to survive.
There are a lot of ways in which we can be a light to one’s life. Every day, we are offered a wide avenue of showing acts of kindness, like sharing spare foods to the kids on the street, giving a tip to the service crew who served you well, or holding an old man’s hand while crossing the street. Every little act of kindness can brighten the day.
Most importantly, the best gift we can give to anybody else, especially our loved ones, is prayer. A moment spent talking with God about these people who most need help is a lifetime of support. We may not witness the effect instantly, but in the spiritual realm, God instantly moves every time you lift your concern to Him.
Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel
“Bridge over Troubled Water” became Simon and Garfunkel’s biggest hit single. Also, it is considered their signature song. It spent six weeks on the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually sold over six million copies worldwide. Interestingly, Simon was as well amazed on the short span of time he needed to complete the track. He wrote the song initially on guitar but decided to transpose it to a piano for a better reflection on the gospel influence.
Bridge Over Troubled Water was the last album Simon & Garfunkel released before they split up.