I was thinking about how the world celebrates people such as Tiger Woods, Rush Limbaugh and many others who really have not left the footprint that George Beverly Shea left on this world.
He sang before millions of people. I clearly remember A Heart of Praise, an evening with Cliff Barrows and George Beverly Shea at Columbias First Baptist Church. His rendition of How Great Thou Art was so much of a blessing to me and the entire audience (one that filled the church to maximum capacity).
Its just a shame and disgrace that this country focuses on people and things that are temporary and not on the things that are eternal. Mr. Shea sang many songs, another of which is Id Rather Have Jesus, with such stirring messages.
This world has lost a treasure, but in losing we also find another treasure the recordings of his voice and message.
I hope someday we realize who is and what is important to us.