The Resurrection Band who also go by Rez for short formed their Christian rock band in 1972. Rez band members were part of the Jesus People USA Christian community in Chicago. The Resurrection Band is known as one of the forefathers of Christian metal. Yet, when you listen to their music, Rez blends blues-rock and hard rock. Today’s featured song Footprints pays homage to the famous poem.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will [o]ease and relieve and [p]refresh [q]your souls.] 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ([r]relief and ease and refreshment and [s]recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls, Matthew 11:28-29.
Footprints was initially ascribed to anonymous, reflecting upon times in life where Jesus carries you when you’re weak. One of Jesus’ disciples writes about one of Jesus’ speeches where he compares himself to a spiritual lifeguard. As people are struggling to stay afloat in life, Jesus asks a first century crowd to lay down their burdens. May the song Footprints inspire you to come to Jesus with your problems in prayer.
by Jay Mankus