Today’s song comes from another bargain bin, forgotten and rejected by conservative Christian radio stations. Forever Seems Forever from Pompano Beach, Florida, formed in 1998 as a band that combines classic rock with a modern flavor. Using my theory that groups with an interesting album cover often produces quality music was once again correct with four quality tunes highlighted by the Sound.
And He said, Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice, 1 Kings 19:11-12.
In the passage above, Elijah is depressed after receiving death threats from Queen Jezebel. Like anyone struggling with depression, Elijah withdrew from people and stopped eating. This is the context where God sends a tornado, earthquake, and fire as Elijah observes from a distance. As each natural disaster is followed by another, this sound gets Elijah’s attention so he’s alert when God’s whispers to him. I hope you enjoy the Sound.
by Jay Mankus