When I woke this morning, I heard the news that George Beverly Shea had passed away. Hearing this kind of gave me a chill.
One of my mother’s favorite songs was ‘How Great Thou Art’ which is a song that Mr. Shea sang. I can hear her singing that very song in my mind now.
Some days, especially today, I miss her until I ache. I miss her loving ways, her precious smile, but most of all, I just miss my mama.
I miss her steadfast and unwavering faith in our Loving God. I miss our daily ‘chats’. I miss her hugs, her encouraging words, … I miss being able to put my head in her lap and have her stroke my hair, soothing my fears.
I know that God has a special place for her.. and I believe that she is joining her voice with that of George Beverly Shea today… Lifting their voices in Mighty praise of our Savior…. and that gives me cause to Hope…
“For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother, Eunice, I am sure that it is in you as well.” 2 Tim. 1:5
My mother caught her faith from her mother and father… I can never Thank God enough that He chose her to be my mother.
“Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee, How Great Thou Art! How Great Thou Art!
Happy Happy Birthday, Mama!