Friday, November 11, 2011
GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA
George Beverly Shea is 102 years old. He said - Billy Graham
called me in 1947 and asked me to become a part of his team
to “sing a quiet little song before I speak.” For more than 60
years Mr. Shea was the signature soloist at Billy Graham
crusades. According to Guinness World Records he has sung
before more people than anyone else – an estimated combined
live audience of 220 million people. He has recorded more
than 70 albums. He says he sings to the glory of God. He
sings with his voice and his heart – he gives all he has in
every song he sings.
This reminds me of the widow’s mite. People walked forward
and placed large amounts of money in the offering. She only
had one coin to give – and she gave it. When Jesus looked at
her He was pleased. Mark 12:43 says – Truly I tell you,
this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the
others. I believe He must have smiled.
I wonder how Jesus feels when he hears George Beverly Shea
sing. When He hears that deep loud voice sing Just As I Am
I can see that smile on His face. Can You?
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