Words can't even begin to express what this song means to me. From the first time I heard Vince Gill sing it, I knew I wanted to record my own version of it. Its simple yet profound, and when I looked into the history of the song, I found that it was written by African slaves in centuries past who had clung to the only hope of mankind, Jesus. They may have had nothing to show for on this earth, but they had eternity secured. It seems with all the comforts, freedoms and technological advancements that our modern day has to offer that we have everything that could possibly make us happy. But it's only made us shallow, grow further apart, and unhappy. Whether you have everything or whether have nothing, Jesus is the "secret" that allows you to be exuberantly happy in either scenario. Why do we think that we can gain an amazing life doing things our own way?? God has made it clear that the most abundant, fulfilling, incredible, amazing and adventurous life is found in Jesus. Just like this song says: "You can have all this world, just give me Jesus.
Colossians 2:3- In Jesus lie all the hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge.