Gospel legend critically injured in car crash

Posted: July 7, 2008 in Above the Fold, Networking, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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We all have a testimony and a path that brought us to where we are today. My own spiritual marathon began with Gospel music at an iconic radio station affectionately known as “Heaven 97” KHVN-970 AM.

There, I cut my teeth in radio – a home to HiScrivener for more than a decade – on the dreaded graveyard shift. With nothing really to do but watch network news and the Weather Channel, I listened carefully to the music. One night, I heard a rhythmic beat carrying a catchy tune called, “Trouble Don’t Last Always.”

You see, before that particular shift I had a bad day… a really bad day. And then:

Weeping may endure for a night. Keep the faith, it will be alright. Trouble don’t last always.

Shakespeare once wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Those lyrics may seem simple, but on that night in that circumstance, Rev. Timothy Wright‘s wisdom lasted my entire shift. Turns out, that reverend is a Gospel music icon, nominee of 10 Grammy awards and considered by many to be the “Godfather of Gospel”.

Yesterday, according to this story in the New York TImes, that man was involved in a horrific car crash where he was badly injured and his wife was killed. My prayer, as should yours Wall watchers, is that he remembers and is able to sing again those oracular words he penned so long ago. No one knows why it happened to such a prince, and asking “Why” will only drive folk bananas.

What’s important is for all Christians to pray for healing, courage, strength and knowledge that trouble TRULY and somehow don’t last always.

  1. […] you fancy the music, the man made you reconsider. When we first spray tagged the Wall about this, I mentioned my Gospel roots in AM radio. I had the fortune to interview Rev. Wright, and while we played his jam – a personal favorite, […]

  2. […] imagine how expensive all this rehab must be for Rev. Wright. Completely unsolicited (but if you read the post that began this trilogy, you know why), here’s HOW TO HELP: Donations made out to the Rev. Timothy Wright can be […]

  3. […] up and Networking Tags: crash, gospel, prayer, timothy wright, tragedy The July 4 weekend had some terrible news for Gospel lovers with news of Rev. Timothy Wright in a tragic car crash that took the life of his […]

  4. […] Follow up Tags: crash, gospel, timothy wright A couple of days ago, the Wall posted an alarming note about music icon, Rev. Timothy Wright. In the crash, Wright was critically injured and lost his wife and […]

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