|Posted by Jermaine Sain on February 17, 2011 at 2:24 AM|
Today, (considering the time I'm posting this, it was actually yesterday) as I worked diligently at my "9 to 5" I received a disturbing text from one of my friends.
We all pray and hope that one day when we leave this world that we will meet with the Lord and reign with him forever but it is still something about the passing of others that brings a small sorrow over you.
So anyway, I got a text that Bishop Murphy Pace III had died. At first my heart dropped as if I knew him personally. After all, he is the brother to my favorite gospel singer and favorite gospel group of all times!
A part of me wanted to believe that this was not true but then I realized that I got the text from a very reliable source. Then, I came to the conclusion that it was really true. I only saw Bishop Pace in person once and I've never been formally introduced to him, but I can remember a song that he did when I was much younger that has always rang in my soul from a child to manhood. It was a song that I loved to sing...even though at the time I had the words all wrong, but that didn't matter to me! (Just like Christina Aguilera, I continued to sing anyway!) All I knew, was that the song was uplifting, I loved it, and I wanted to sing in a choir like that!
I thought the song said "......Free indeed, deliverance has come"
It wasn't until I got older that I realized that as a child I had the song all wrong, it was, "...according to Exodus 3 and 8, deliverance has come".
Wow, as a child, I really knew how to remix a song!
This song, Deliverance, along with many other songs recorded by Lashun Pace, The Pace Sisters, and The Voices of Power, have really encouraged my heart over the years. For that, I see it befitting to honor Bishop Murphy Pace III with this blog posting. There are many lives that have been changed through his music and his ministry and my sympathy and condolences go out to his family and any others that are connected to him.
Lord we thank you for sending people such as Bishop Pace into this world to share your message and we ask that you receive him with open arms. Please watch over his family and be their strength in their time of need. They have been so faithful to your word, their faith, their love for you, and their musical calling and we know that in their time of sorrow, you will comfort them. We thank you for them and we pray your continued blessings on their lives. In Jesus name we pray. AMEN.
The “Last“ Midnight Special Tribute
in honor of Bishop Murphy J Pace III
Siloam Church International
3695 Roosevelt Hwy
College Park, GA 30349
February 18th, 2011