I have always admired Billy Graham. For so many reasons. Each reason as rich in meaning as his life. And so, last night, after my husband went to bed, I stayed up.
I had to know what this man, who had spoken for so many years to the masses, still felt compelled to say to America. To each one of us.
In the stillness of the night, I sat watching on my computer. It did not take long before the tears began to roll.
I felt such a reverence. A deep respect for this giant of a man. Here he was, 95 years of age, frail yet strong, sharing his heart with me. I felt like he had invited me into his humble home and was sharing with me alone. His soft tone could not hide how deeply he felt for each that might still be lost.
This man who….
- has preached for years to the masses
- has been counselor and confidante to presidents and world leaders
- has written books
- has brought the gospel like no other in my lifetime
still felt compelled to share the gospel so that perhaps just one more lost soul would come to know Jesus.
I have known Jesus now for years and hearing Billy Graham present Christ still made me cry. This man presents truth in a way that moved me to my core. To see the faithful manner in which he has continued to reach out and share Christ is something that still astounds me.
Every word spoken was profound. But two thoughts will probably stay with me forever. Well, I know they will as they are now written down in the back of my Bible 🙂
1. “The Cross is offensive because it confronts people. Even so, it’s a confrontation that all of us must face.”
2. “Many will react to this message, but it is the truth. And with all my heart, I want to leave you with the truth. He loves you.”
The program ended with Billy Graham sitting with his faithful dog looking out over the hills near his home. I felt such a sadness knowing that never again will there be a voice as well recognized as this man’s. And none will ever be able to bring the truth in the same manner as he has done.
I encourage you to hear his message.