June 10th, 2010
by Brenda Greenwood
Whilst looking through the February 2010 edition of the High Chaparral Newsletter, I read the article on Cameron Mitchell’s recording of something he had written himself – ‘Born of a Simple Woman’. I hit the link to listen to what it was all about, and after hearing it twice I found myself in tears. I was moved by the words, the music and the simple way Cam had of painting a word picture of what Easter was all about. Clearly Cam had a spiritual side to him that understood what the love of God was all about.
In my job as a Pastor/Minister of Religion I wanted people to hear this as an Easter meditation. Therefore I played it at two mid week Services at Rest Homes during Holy Week, the Good Friday Service at Church, and a post Easter gathering for the local community – those who prefer not to meet in a Church. In each of the service/gatherings there were people who were brought to tears as they heard, in such a different way, the ‘same old story’. The words were powerful and helped so much to find the simple truths of Easter. I was so pleased, and hoped that Cam would have been too, to know that all these years’ later people are responding to his words about the Love of God, and his Son Jesus, who was born of a simple woman.
Thanks Penny for including Cam’s words in the newsletter, and hope you find many more hidden treasures like this in the future!