When you welcome someone into your life you want to introduce them to your best friend. How many people worldwide did Billy Graham introduce to Jesus Christ? How many millions felt like Billy Graham was their friend, even though they never met him face to face.
It was always enough that Billy Graham had met Jesus Christ and loved him enough to want to share that Divine loving fellowship with everyone he met.
Billy Graham was a true evangelist, whose life and countenance shown a loyalty to Jesus Christ, many never experienced, and he yearned to let them know about the greatest man who ever lived, Jesus Christ.
We remember the dynamic way he spoke with his compassionate appeal, spreading the truth of God’s word with a gospel message that touched the heart of those who heard him. He preached with the sincere fervor of his evangelical voice compelling his audience to come to Jesus Christ.
All eyes were on Billy Graham, there was no restlessness, no yawning and fading away in the mind, but the Holy Spirit made the message of salvation and deliverance so uplifting, it drew them to Jesus Christ. The beautiful strains of a well-chosen hymn invited them to come to meet Jesus Christ the peacemaker of humanity.
Jesus Christ, the man of truth, divine love and good will was with the evangelist as he stood inviting the audience to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their soul. Jesus stood with Billy Graham as he spoke with hope and heaven spread out before them, as he lifted the name of Jesus Christ up to the world. Billy Graham one of the greatest evangelist in this century.
Jesus Christ was always present for his friend Billy Graham, as Billy Graham stood up for the truth of Jesus Christ. He always made the work of Jesus Christ and salvation the priority in his life. He was a man of God, chosen to do a dynamic work of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people from all nations.
Millions of people can remember the day they sat and listened to Billy Graham passionately present Jesus Christ to them. They can remember the words that tugged at their heart as he so passionately asked them to come forward and accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
Billy Graham was a Christian Statesman, a true spokesman for Jesus Christ. He stood head and shoulders above most men of God, because of his steadfast allegiance to Jesus Christ.
He shared the gospel generously to the crowds who listened to him and responded to his truth moving them to flow down to the front to accept Jesus Christ. He was honorable and respectable through his faith, he never wavered, he remained honest, dependable and sincere.
He was always seen as a credible witness for Jesus Christ, because he lived a clean life, that never changed, but remained true to the faith he preached.
He proved the truth of God’s word worked wonders in a consistent clean holy life lived according to God’s principles.
He was a man of true integrity that lived the life that pleased God and brought peace and good will into the lives that turned to Jesus because of his ministry and honorable life of loyalty to Jesus Christ.
He began and ended his Christian life by pleasing God and staying true to Jesus Christ. A man of high morals, great courage and integrity, who took the high road in life through showing others the way of peace, hope and Christian love in a hopeless world.
The gospel message that Billy Graham lived to deliver to the world was intended to bring peace and good will to every accepting heart, through Jesus Christ.
The message and legacy Billy Graham left to every Christian is to keep spreading the gospel message. To stand up for Jesus Christ beginning with prayer for one another, and to carry the gospel message to a world that is lost and dying.
When you make peace with Jesus Christ, and can make peace with yourself, you will be able to bring peace in your environment one courageous Christian at a time.
I wonder, Did Jesus Christ stand up as Billy Graham joined them in heaven, as the angels sang and rejoiced at his home coming? Will that be how we feel when we are called home to heaven?
Can we make a difference, even a small amount that will count before the wrapping up of all times? Can we bring peace to a chaotic world?
Yes! when we can reflect the truth of God, and pattern our life after Jesus Christ, and a dear friend in Jesus Christ service, Billy Graham.
Remember Billy Graham as one of the most honorable and noble Christians to present Jesus Christ to the world.
Remember Billy Graham as you honor him by living a better life with a close fellowship with Jesus Christ.
Remember him happy, because he was a man who pleased God, presented the truth of God and pointed millions to Jesus Christ so they could live a happy life, full of abundant hope and faith.
By Joan Jessalyn Cox
Author of the Foundational Faith In Truth Bible Study Series
Both books in the series by Joan Jessalyn Cox