I wasn’t going to do anything for this, to be honest. Then I saw how many people were doing tweets, and I realized that I couldn’t keep this to a character limit.
This morning, February 21, 2018, Reverend Billy Graham went to be with Jesus.
To me, at least, Billy Graham’s influence has been a passive one. I grew up hearing his name occasionally and the stories that were tied to him. His influence on the church. His Crusades. Occasionally his book.
Then I attended the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, where Billy Graham is one of their household names. It makes sense; he was their second president in the school’s history, and now has a building named after him.
I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Thank you, Lord, for our brother Billy Graham, for sending someone to make the church a place where we could come as just we are, and for guiding many into your kingdom. And, though I believe you already have, please accept him into your kingdom. Amen.
And to Billy, one of the most influential Christian men this century, I salute you.