Young Girl Stands In Front Of Church And Sings ‘I’d Rather Have Jesus’

A young woman performed a song solo about her desire for and the value she places on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ while at the front of a beautifully decorated church.

The world is often a dark, lonely and dangerous place. It’s filled with lost people living in sin and shame, pursuing things they believe will lead to happiness. But all the money, fame and high-ranking and prestigious positions will ultimately be meaningless and empty without Jesus Christ. As the verse in Mark 8 says, “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”

In a clip posted on YouTube, Ashia Asidor performs the classic and beloved song “I’d Rather Have Jesus.” Jesus, the young woman sings, means more to her than anything that the world could possibly offer.

In the song’s first verse, the young vocalist sings that her preference to be led and taught by Jesus Christ is stronger than her want of all the riches in the world. She also sings that if forced to choose between Christ and the finest houses and the best land, her decision would be Him, every time.

“I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold
I’d rather be His than have riches untold
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or land
I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand”

Later in the song, the little girl mentions how she would forgo worldwide fame and the applause and adulation of others for Jesus. She would trade nothing for her relationship with the Creator of the universe. For the little singer, there is nothing that compares to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, it’s priceless.  

At the conclusion of her beautiful performance, the young lady receives a thunderous round of applause from the congregation. 

Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

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