Tuesday, November 2, 2010
"Knowing You'll Be There" By Guy Penrod/David Phelps/Russ Taff/Bill Gait...
One day in 2006, Cindy and I were watching television after dinner, surfing the hundreds of channels that are available, and unable to find anything interesting to watch. By and by we stumbled across a gospel music channel. Now neither she nor I had ever before been fans of that genre of music. In fact, I would never have even considered listening to it, much less watching it on television.
But something began to happen as I prepared to move to the next channel. "This is good", I thought to myself. We continued to watch. For the first time, we met Bill Gaither, his wife, Gloria, and a host of truly great gospel music singers. In short, we became addicted.
To date, we have accumulated about a hundred Gaither DVDs and CDs. Through Gaither Productions, we have been blessed to meet such legendary gospel greats as Jake Hess, George Younce, Vestal Goodman, JD Sumner and so very many more.
Two years ago we were blessed to have been able to see their live performance as they toured through Texas.
The Gaithers have been called the most important Christian songwriters of the 20th century. With their far-reaching gospel music ministry, I believe they are also two of the most effective magnets for Christ in the world today.
Pictured above L-R are David Phelps, Russ Taff, Bill Gaither, and Guy Penrod.
Please listen carefully to the lyrics and take comfort that you, as a Believer, will find it easy to go home, knowing your loved ones will be there, too.