Today, February 21, 2018, Billy Graham, the most famous American evangelist of the 20th century went to be with the Lord. Several years ago Evangelist Graham said “When I die, tell others that I’ve gone to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ—that’s where I am.” Billy Graham, who preached to millions of people all over the world in his life, was known as “America’s Pastor” because he preached during a time when the United States was less polarized politically and culturally. He became a spiritual adviser to presidents, developing friendships with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, the Bushes and Bill Clinton.
I want to share a devotion written by Dr. Graham and originally shared by faithgateway.com, devotionalsdaily.
God is Love
by Billy Graham
Who can describe or measure the love of God? Our Bible is a revelation of the fact that God is love. When we preach justice, it is justice tempered with love. When we preach righteousness, it is righteousness founded on love. When we preach atonement for sin, it is atonement necessitated because of love, provided by love, finished by love.
When we preach the resurrection of Christ, we are preaching the miracle of love. When we preach the abiding presence of Christ, we are preaching the power of love. When we preach the return of Christ, we are preaching the fulfillment of love.
No matter what sin we have committed, no matter how black, dirty, shameful, or terrible it may be, God loves us. We may be at the very gate of hell itself, but God loves us with an everlasting love.
The proof? Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, went to the Cross for us.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Please visit the Billy Graham memorial website (https://memorial.billygraham.org) to learn more about his life and legacy
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Donald Jacobs is an ordained minister with the spiritual gift of teaching. He is the Associate Pastor of a non-denominational church in Los Angeles, CA.