Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:30

Billy Graham

I was sad to hear of the death of Billy Graham this morning. I'm not sad for him, of course, but for us. His loving desire to see people come to Christ was an encouragement to the church, and a strong witness in the world. It seems like an important chapter has come to a close. It is hard to imagine that those shoes will ever be filled. Some leaders will continue to serve in positions of prominence and influence. All of us can serve wherever God has placed us, and lace up "shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace." (Eph 6:15 ESV)

Justin Taylor posted this wonderful quote on the gospel coalition website: "Someday 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."

So he has. And he has joined in the glad reunion with the saints who have gone before. Many of those came forward at Billy's invitation, just as they were, and were redeemed by Jesus, our Savior, the Resurrection and the Life.