Initially, we are scared to share the gospel because we are scared or shy, why? We should be proud of sharing the good news. Well, I’m not saying that we need to imitate what the apostles have done. Sharing the gospel can be done in many other forms. Indeed, we can share the gospel using social media, when you have family gatherings or even if you are chit-chatting with your friends.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden”.
“The Gospel Writer”
Charles Hutchinson Gabriel was a composer of gospel tunes, and it was said that he had composed between 7,000 and 8,000. Further, many of his works are available in the 21st century. Whereas, hymns are most likely to be heard on Sundays. Maybe he really had a passion for gospel hymns.
Actually, with the influence of his father in leading singing schools, he started to develop his interest in music at a very young age. With this, he tutored himself on how to play the Reed Organ. At the age of 16, he started teaching in singing schools. Eventually, he became a well-known teacher and composer. Indeed, he had a lot of passion and drove for music. Throughout his life, he involved himself in creating gospel songs to praise the Lord.
“The Good News”
“Send the Light” was first sung on March 6, 1890, and was written by Gabriel, it is intended to celebrate their church’s mission. “Send the Light” became his very first commercial song. Some scholars said that the song was based on Acts 16. Thus, the song concentrates in evangelism and spreading the good news about God.
Besides, there’s a lot of versions that came out since the song was first released. However, one of my favorites is from the “The Master’s Hand Quartet.” Above all, the group is composed of four individuals who love to praise the Lord with their angelic voices and harmonies. Thus, their songs include southern gospel and contemporary gospel. Further, the light to other people is a blessing and let us not forget that there is only one light when we are out of track.
“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’”
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Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, Send the Light, The Master's Hand Quartet
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