Today’s song came from a $1 bin that I discovered at a local Christian Bookstore before it went out of business. While the name Esterlyn didn’t impress me, the album cover and several inspiring songs got my attention. Back when making music mixes on CD’s was popular, I created a soft rock collection. After rediscovering this CD while cleaning last weekend, I put 3 songs from Esterlyn on this special mix.
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! – 2 Corinthians 5:17
While the songs on Esterlyn’s Lamp album are relatively short, each contains a quality sound with solid biblical lyrics. The featured song Back to the Start is my favorite Esterlyn tune. Everyone reaches a point in life where you have to start over. In the film City Slickers, Billy Crystal goes away with his two best friends on a cattle ranch. Billy’s character Mitch refers to this trip as a do-over, a chance for a fresh start. As you listen to Back to the Start, may you be inspired to begin again with Jesus.
by Jay Mankus