I Want To Be Like Him
Today, at the age of 99 one of the greatest ambassadors of Christ passed away. I’ve never met the man in my life. However, I know he impacted many lives including mine. People were drawn to his crusades all over the world. Even on replay television Billy Graham led countless souls to Jesus. I readily admit that I want to be like him for the rest of my life.
Please let me clarify just what I mean. I’m not saying he was a perfect man. He would quickly tell you himself that only one perfect man ever walked this earth and his name was Jesus. He would then boldly tell you just how much God showed his love for you when He sent His only son Jesus to die on a cross for your sins. Then he would extend a personal invitation to you from God to admit your sin. Believe in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection for the forgiveness of your sins and the promise of eternal life. Then, to publicly declare that Jesus is now Lord of your life. You see, he knew he was just a vessel letting God speak through him.
Here are a few of my favorite Billy Graham quotes. “It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.” “God proved his love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’” Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?”
Rev. Billy Graham knew this world was not his home. He said, ““My home is in Heaven I’m just traveling through this world.” Therefore, he spent his life doing all he could, while he could to help men, women, boys, and girls find their way to Heaven. He knew apart from Jesus we’re all destined for Hell.
So for the rest of my life I’ve asked God to help me never get used to men, women, boys, and girls dying and going to Hell. Help me God to do all I can, while I can to be a vessel You use to make an eternal difference in countless souls. Rest in peace Rev. Billy Graham.