Ken D. Trivette
I'LL GO WHERE YOU WANT ME TO GO
1. Homer Rodeheaver was the great music leader for Billy Sunday and his
evangelistic campaigns. On one occasion he had the opportunity to play
golf at Palm Beach, Florida, with John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Just, as they were
about to tee off, Mr. Rockefeller asked Rodeheaver to sing his favorite song
before they played. Rockefeller's favorite song was, "I'll Go Where You Want
Me To Go, Dear Lord." There surrounded by perfectly kept greens, rainbows
of flowers, stately palm trees, singing birds, and a beautiful sun-filled
Florida sky, Rodeheaver sang the song for him, a man, who at that time,
had amassed the greatest personal fortune in the history of this country.
Rodeheaver later describing the scene said, "It was an experience. I'll never
forget it. Here was a man who realized that there was something more
important than wealth or power or in even playing a game of golf. As I
stood there after finishing the song, he said, 'Homer, we have only one life -
how soon it is passed. Only that done for Christ will last!' And with that he
said, 'Now lets play golf."'1
2. If ever a man that lived ever truly said, "I'll go where You want me to go,
dear Lord," and fully understood that he had only one life and that which he
did with that life for Christ, was all that would last eternally, it was
3. The first 11 chapters of Genesis cover the first 2000 years of human
history and the next 14 are given to the life of Abraham and his
descendants. Over one-fourth of Genesis is given to life of this one man.
4. Three times in the Bible, Abraham is called the "Friend of God." He was
the founder of the Jewish nation and the father of all that believe. Apart
from the Lord Jesus, Abraham is probably the most important person in
5. To me, the epitaph that would be fitting and descriptive of his life would
be, "I'll Go Where You Want Me To, Dear ...
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