WHAT A LIFE? BILLY GRAHAM!
In the last 24 hours or so, News Media, social media and other forms of media have been awash with stories, captions and testimonies about this ONE LIFE. Billy Graham. Even secular News Media have spoken in such an honorable manner about this Man of God.
As I read and listen closely, I’m yet to see anything that speaks about his material possessions. He hasn’t dominated global headlines because of riches and material wealth. Instead, the whole of creation is standing because of the JESUS He preached so unmistakably and unambiguously, and the accompanying life he lived. I read of Don Moen’s testimony whose Father-in-law was saved due to Billy’s Radio Broadcast in the 1950s. And because of that one experience, the whole course of life of that family was changed. One of whom is Don’s wife.
Imagine the number of Pastors saved, the ministries born, and the multitudes eternally saved because one man preached and lived JESUS. I did a search on google this morning and found out the name BILLY GRAHAM was the most trending name in the World in 24 hours. Something many seek after. This is something another man achieved even without seeking… but rather by seeking Christ’s kingdom and righteousness. And not just that - in the past 24 hours, there’s been so much mention of the name JESUS on secular news media and on social media because of Evangelist Graham.
As I read all of these, it becomes clear what God intends our lives to be. One that dispenses the GLORY OF GOD. Paul puts it this way “But thank God! He has made us His captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.” (2 Corinthians 2:14 NLT).
As the body of Christ world over celebrates the transition of one of her generals, this occasion leaves me with some pertinent questions. What am I preaching? And How am I living? Am I preaching and living Christ? What fragrance is my life exuding? And what fragrance would it leave behind?
It is true what Jesus said, that a man’s life does not consist of the things that He owns.
And I dare to add, “but rather, about the LIVES He touched.” WHAT A LIFE ? BILLY GRAHAM!
Written by Nathaniel Bassey, an international Gospel Artiste and Pastor of Oasis Lagos, a youth church of RCCG, Kings Court, Lagos, Nigeria.
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