I got an e-mail invite to join up with this outfit from Dr. Larry, who subsequently indicated he was playing one of my songs on his internet radio show. He suggested I post some of my songs here as well.
So, I joined up... and glad to be here. Jump in, I'm thinkin'. So I posted the song Dr. Larry said he was playing from my website at www.highcountryministry.com and the real story behind it is this;
The Pardon Me Mister Story
©B. Keith Chadwell, High Country Ministry www.highcountryministry.com
“Pardon Me Mister”; is a song I wrote a few years ago that was triggered by a conversation I had with an ole’ cowboy friend of mine. He had been suffering terribly for several years from a crushed hip and upper leg, the result of a horse falling on him.
The hip and leg had been pinned and screwed back together but had degenerated to a point he had a horrible limp and suffered a lot of pain all the time. He had been told that he would never be able to have a replacement hip because of the severity of the damage and a dormant staff infection in his blood. To make matters worse, he was shoeing horses to support his ministry as a cowboy church planter. Because of the rapid degeneration of the leg bone, he was told he must stop shoeing horses, and probably would end up in a wheel chair.
With this as background, we were talking one day and he said; “Keith, if I knew someone who could lay hands on me and pray for me so I could be healed,…….but I don’t know of anybody…..”
I went away that day, grieved in my spirit……..and ultimately wrote this song.
The Story doesn’t end there. Happily……….Jesus Christ is still in the healing business. This ol’e cowboy kept seeking God about healing, and soon began to believe God could and would heal him if he would call for some believers for specific prayer for his healing. He asked and a bunch of us started praying for him…….
The result; a complete cure came from God for the so-called “incurable” blood infection that was totally unexplainable by doctors. A special doctor was found who said he could replace the hip, even with all the bone damage. Surgery was scheduled and conducted. A few days in the hospital,……a most remarkable recovery, and this ol’e cowboy is virtually pain free, leading a normal active life. You know, normal stuff like breaking and training colts, plus doing the work of the ministry God had called him to do and giving all the glory to God.