This month I want to share a song, my cousin, Steve Richardson, wrote. He has written several you may recognize, one being “Daystar” (recorded by The Gaither Vocal Band, Jason Crabb, Michael English and others) But, you may not remember the song he wrote called “Just To Walk With Him”(recorded by The Rambos). I want to tell you a mini-version of the story behind the song.
Steve had lost several very close family members to freak drowning accidents & sickness, several other private family incidents had taken place and his bride to be broke his heart… Jilted, hurting, angry and alone, Steve told God “if this is what living for you is like, then, I’m done”. “Who would serve a God that would let all this bad stuff happen to them?” “I’m over it!!!” Then he said “but, I will stop by the church to tell you good-bye”
Steve went, alone, to the church and knelt down out of respect. He began to talk to the Lord. “Lord, I just stopped here to tell you bye. And I guess, thank you for all the things you’ve done for me in the past…” He began naming each thing. An hour later (after being lost in God’s presence) Steve came out with a smile and a song! You can’t start thanking God and not expect Him to show up!! Steve lived out his days serving Jesus and writing life-changing songs! I happen to love this one…here are the lyrics:
Steve went home to be with Jesus in 2012.