Many "baby-boomers" remember televised Billy Graham Crusades from our growing up years. While we might have been more apt to flip the channel to Hee Haw then watch the whole crusade, there were times when we listened to the music.
And if we did watch, then we saw George Beverly Shea singing: I'd Rather Have Jesus. Watching the below video may bring back memories of black and white television and Billy Graham Crusades.
Whether or not you remember Billy Graham Crusades, Bev Shea's song forces us to answer a question every time we watch it. "Would we rather have Christ than anything else?"
For those willing to consider eternity, there can be only one answer. We must choose Jesus rather than any title or treasure the world offers. After all, as Jesus said:
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? (Matthew 16:26 ESV)
Even if you're not a great vocalist - - and most of us aren't - - watch this video by yourself and sing at least a few lines of it. It's the greatest statement we can ever make.