Saturday, February 11, 2012

TSMSS - One of a Kind

I've said it many times before, but it never grows old: I love George Beverly Shea. Of course, I love so many of his songs as I remember growing up and listening to him sing on the radio, watching him on the Billy Graham crusades on TV, and playing his Christmas record (yes, a 33 1/3 rpm record!). But what I love most about him is the way he radiates Christ. He is truly a man whose countenance bears witness to a life walked with God. As I've mentioned before, I've had the privilege of hearing him in person and meeting him, and that was more than 20 years ago when he was a mere whippersnapper at 80! He just turned 103 on February 1, and he still is blessing those around him.

Randy Alcorn blogged about speaking at the Billy Graham Training Center in November and seeing George Beverly Shea; he posted a video on YouTube of Mr. Shea singing a bit of his legendary song and then sharing a brief anecdote. I can't resist sharing it here. I've watched it several times and I smile every time!

This is another one of my favorites of his from "way back when." I can only imagine that this song has even sweeter meaning to him now!

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of George Beverly Shea!

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Debbie said...

Oh Linda, I could cry as I listen to George Beverly Shea sing! He came to my church one year when my mom was still alive. I took she and my dad and we had such a wonderful evening. And to listen to him sing ...Until Then; oh my. Thanks for the memories and reminder of where our true home is.

Blessings and love,

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Oh my goodness!! This is awesome. I love George Beverly Shea. He sounds awesome at 100+ yrs old! That was cute though when he asked if he knew that song. Happy Saturday!

Marti said...

I love George Beverly Shea. He visited our little town over 50 years ago and gave a concert at the city auditorium. It was part of the Youth for Christ tour. I still remember the beauty of his voice and his testimony. A truly great man.

Madonna said...

I too love to hear George Beverly Shea. I think both him and Billy Graham truly lived the life they claimed to. Sometimes, its hard to find public examples you can believe in. Thanks for sharing.

Pia said...

this is why i love joining memes. i learn a lot. i didn't know Mr. Shea, but now i do. at 103 years old, he still have great singing voice. and what a man of God!