How do you put into words the impact that this one man has had on my generation and the one previous to mine? He served Jesus Christ with faithfulness to the message of the gospel. He was faithful to his wife, his family and to God’s Word. He was willing to do what ever it took to get that message to as many people as he could. He was critiqued by many from within the church but he was more interested in reaching those lost in sin than in placating people who would never be satisfied with him or his style of ministry.
Many times I sat with my Dad watching the Billy Graham crusades. Dad would never go to church but he would watch and listen to Billy. As a young person who was trying to find out what was true, I would listen attentively to the message of salvation. I would not come to Christ until a few years later but the seed was sown.
I thank God for the life and legacy of Billy Graham. His life’s work was to share the message of eternal life in Christ to as many as possible and to live his life for God’s glory ought to be something every person who claims to know Jesus ought to emulate.
May the words of the Apostle Paul encourage us to be faithful, like Billy, in sharing and living the message of Jesus
“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…”