Billy Graham said, “When Christ hung, and bled, and died on the cross, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’”
Last week the news of Billy Graham’s passing spread like wildfire across social media. He had lived to be 99 years old and the impact that this one man had on this world for the sake of the gospel is too great to quantify.
Numerous stories surfaced on how Billy Graham’s preaching had changed their life and led them to a relationship with Jesus Christ. One of the stories that sticks in my memory is how Louie Zamperini, the man who inspired the book Unbroken, was held as a prisoner of war in a Japanese camp. Years after his release he heard Billy Graham preach and he gave his life to Christ on the spot. That bold decision gave him the courage to face his oppressors and offer them a supernatural forgiveness.
How many other stories are out there because of Billy Graham’s persistence to preach the gospel? Don’t you know that it was a beautiful homecoming last Wednesday when Billy Graham finally heard these words, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
This is such a good lesson for us to learn in our everyday lives. We may never be a world-renowned preacher, but we can do what we can, where we can to point others to Christ, reminding the world that God loves them.