The Day the Music Died

Scripture reading

And Lo, I will be with you always, until the end of the age.

–Matthew 28:20

Thought of the Day

Twenty-seven years ago today, a tragic event happened that left a big void in the world of music and in the lives of so many. February 3, 1959 was the day “the music died”. The rising young singer Buddy Holly and others were killed in a small plane crash in Iowa after a concert. It was in 1971 that Don McLean immortalized that day with his classic, “American Pie”. I don’t’ know about you, but it definitely makes my top ten songs of all time. The lyrics of the song describe the changing of things since the crash. It talks about a better time, when things were good. It talks about how “for ten years we’ve been on our own”, and how tough it was. Each verse ends with the words, “the day the music died”.

It reminds me of how it must have been for the disciples and followers of Christ that terrible day He died on the cross. They must have been lost. They did not know what the next day would bring, but they knew it would be so different. They must have thought that that was the day their life with Christ died. Guess what? I have some Good News for you. Our life with Christ did not die that day on Calvary. You might say that it began. Never forget that we have a God who will never leave us in Christ Jesus.


Lord, You are with me always. Amen.

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