Thanking God For Billy Graham

Posted on February 28, 2018.

The news literally took my breath away. Billy Graham, the one man who has carried the banner of Christianity like no one else in our memory, has died. Even though I knew it was coming, I was shocked to know Billy Graham was finally at home with his Lord and Savior.

Dr. Graham, Billy, as he preferred to be called spoke of his death. He said, "Some day you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God. Death for the Christian is the doorway to heaven's glory. Because of Christ's resurrection we can joyously say with Paul, 'Where, O death, is your victory? Some people spend their lives building ultimate dream homes so they can enjoy their twilight years. Some find themselves exchanging their bank accounts for residence within the gates of a retirement center. Others spend their last days in nursing homes. For those of you who do not know Him, choosing your eternal home is the most important decision you will ever make. For the Christian the last mile of the way is a testimony to God's faithfulness, for He said, 'I go to prepare a place for you. I'm counting totally and completely on the Lord Jesus Christ, and not on Billy Graham. I'm not going to Heaven because I've read the Bible, nor because I've preached to a lot of people. I'm going to Heaven because of what Christ did."

Today, I am assured that Billy’s trust in Jesus has led him to an eternal place of blessing where he will hear the chorus of millions thanking Him for telling them about salvation and a Savior saying, “Well done Billy.”

Thanking God for Billy Graham,
Bro. Jerry