I lost a friendly bet to my then pastor. I was so certain I was correct that if I lost the bet, I would sing a solo in church. Something I had never before done or even thought of doing. I lost the bet. I chose "Because He Lives" because it meant so much to me and I believed confidence would overcome fear. I am now in my mid-70's, and while I still shudder at my one and only public solo attempt many years ago, this song remains my all-time favorite and its message is still my rock! Merry Christmas, world!