Published November 27, 2012

Shelia Shares....
"The Wonder Of It All"

There is a story told of George Beverly Shea, the gifted, powerful singer who traveled with the Billy Graham Crusades for years. Even at age 103, George Beverly Shea is still a dynamic, inspiring singer.

Years ago, George was on a ship headed for a crusade. A gentleman asked him to describe a Billy Graham Crusade. George Beverly Shea talked about the great music and singing. He talked about the powerful message that was preached. But when he tried to talk about the invitation –– the altar call –– at the end of the program, he couldn't find the words. He said he didn't know how to describe the invitation call when hundred or thousands filled the altars and asked Jesus to come into their hearts. He said it was so remarkable to see a soul come to Christ. He told the person that he wished he [that man] could just see it for himself. He concluding saying, "O, the wonder of it all."

Later as those words stuck with him, George Beverly Shea sat down and wrote the song "The Wonder Of It All." The song refers to that time when a sinner says "yes" to Jesus and accepts His awesome love.

The song by George Beverly Shea says:

"There's the wonder of sunset at evening,
the wonder as sunrise I see;
But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul
is the wonder that God loves me.

"O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me.
O, the wonder of it all! The Wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me."

Have you experienced "The Wonder Of It All?"

- Shelia

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