Friday, November 7, 2008
Happy Birthday Reverend Graham; God Bless You!
Today the Reverend Billy Graham celebrates his 90th birthday, and he will do so with fried chicken and barbecue. The man who has preached the gospel in so many countries and has been counselor to presidents going all the way back to Harry Truman is very much loved in the hearts of the American people. (Harry Truman was president at the end of World War 2, in 1946) It is to God's credit in the work of the heart of this gentle man that he never wavered in his commitment to the gospel. I have his daily devotions and am never disappointed to reflect on them as they are filled with the love of God, with the awesome blessing of His word.
He stated recently that he was prepared to go to heaven, but no one had ever prepared him for growing old. I cannot imagine losing a spouse of over 50 years, losing my eyesight and being infirm. If I could, I would reach out and give him a hug.
Thank you, Lord, for allowing this humble man to remain among us, a spokesman for Your wonderful love, Your son Jesus who was sacrificed on our behalf.