Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!

Last Saturday I was on my way to a prayer meeting at church when I got in the car the radio was already on. It was tuned to an R & B Station. I only had the prayer meeting on my mind and the station was playing some somewhat provocative songs. I reached to change the station when I heard the announcer say, we will now listen to an oldie but goody “People Get Ready There is a Train A-coming !”  I sat back and listened. After the prayer meeting,  I rushed home and went straight to the internet for the words to that song. Here are the words sang by Curtis Mayfield. Tell me if I made a mistake by not changing the station.

People Get Ready

Rod Stewart


People, get ready

There’s a train a-coming

You don’t need no ticket

You just get on board


All you need is faith

To hear the diesel humming

Don’t need no ticket

You just thank the Lord


People get ready

for the train to Jordan

Picking up passengers

From coast to coast


Faith is the key

Open the doors and board them

There’s room for all

Amongst the loved the most


There ain’t no room

For the hopeless sinner

Who would hurt all mankind

Just to save his own


Have pity on those

Whose chances are thinner

Cause there’s no hiding place

From the kingdom’s throne


So people get ready

For the train a-comin’

You don’t need…….

I’m not saying in order to embrace that song, you will immediately board that train. I don’t believe that is the message Mr. Mayfield wanted you to remember. All Mr. Mayfield and I are thinking are for people to treat others the way you yourself want to be treated. Don’t lie, kill, steal, or mistreat others because that is not the way you would want to be treated. After listening to Curtis sing the song, I listen to versions by; The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Staple Singers, Al Green, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin and others. People get ready, Curtis Mayfield was a visionary!

When it is not your time to board the train, when the whistle blows, a wall of protection surrounds you. If Satan insists on breaking through that wall, the same end that is the plan for you will boom-a-rang in the face of the evil one. There is no bank, company or country too big to fail. Don’t worry! Just get ready!!!!










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