I know the blog information today is a few days old, however, based on everything this man has done, I believe we should be keeping him in our prayers this week.
The world renowned Christian evangelist, Billy Graham, was hospitalized over the weekend with possible bronchitis. The doctors indicate the 93-year-old man of God is responding well to the medication, but coming from someone who has had bronchitis, I’m certain he is still struggling.
Through the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Billy has organized and conducted more than 400 crusades in 185 countries and territories on six continents. It is quite possible that the Reverend may have personally preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to more people than any other person in history.
From a personal perspective, in 2004, my wife and I participated in a Billy Graham Crusade at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The thing that stood out the most to me was the fact that Billy did not preach for hours on end. Instead, he spoke for about 20 minutes with the basic gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ and then gave the alter call. At that point, the stadium seats began to empty as hundreds of people made their way on to the football field in their first step leading them into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
The lesson I learned? Keep it simple, present the truth, and let God’s Holy Spirit do the rest. Let’s pray for Mr. Graham’s health and comfort. After all, I’m certain he has prayed for you…