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Monday, April 11, 2011

"Stand By Me"

"For I will never leave you nor forsake you..." -- Jesus Christ

Being alone is not necessarily a bad thing when one is in need of solitude.  But being lonely is a terribly painful feeling.  And being all alone when one wishes the company of a loving, understanding companion is one of the worst things a human being can face.

Christians never have to worry about being alone.  Our Savior told us he would never leave us nor forsake us.

Sometimes our heart cries out for somebody, somewhere, who will 'stand by me.'  God has heard those cries, and provides us with One will will stand with us till the very end, and beyond.

Our song for the day is a real gem.  When I first started singing as a teenager, the man featured in this song was a role model.  I was a baritone, and this man is the quintessential baritone in quartet singing--the great Glen Allred of the Florida Boys, who is now retired.  Just before the group retired in 2007 after 60 years of full-time singing, they recorded this video a-capella--a feat very few groups can do with perfection.  And this is about as perfect as it gets--the close harmony is impressive.  And Glen, of course, is outstanding.  I hope you enjoy the Florida Boys' rendition of the old standard, Stand By Me.

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