"Leaving that which is behind and looking toward that which is ahead, I press toward the mark of the high calling of God through Christ Jesus our Lord..." --The Apostle Paul, paraphrased.
The Apostle Paul never had it easy in his work as the first Christian missionary. He was persecuted, imprisoned, beaten, stoned, snake-bit, ship-wrecked, and suffered from a lifelong unnamed malady that he called 'the thorn in the flesh.'
Yet he never gave up.
Sir Winston Churchill, the great British Prime Minister who lead Britain through WWII, gave a speech near the end of his life that was only 8 words long. Feeble and reaching the podium only with the help of aides, he looked at his audience a long time before speaking. And then in his indomitable British accent simply stated the following, with force: 'Never give up! Never, never, EVER give up!!'
Words to the wise.
Today's song is by the Gold City Quartet--one of the best ever, who sing 'I'm Not Giving Up.' This is my favorite Gold City song. Get ready to be blessed. And note the low-down bass work of famed Gold City bass vocalist Tim Riley. Yeah, I get excited by the mega-low octaves of Gospel quartet basses. Riley is one of the best, and lowest. Enjoy...