- This past week I saw Billy Graham on the Larry King show talking about his last crusade in New York City which is starting this week. I'm still impressed by this evangelist.
- I also read this article from Christianity Today about the role that Billy Graham has played in our culture and about his character as a man.
- His crusade in NYC is on my prayer list.
In my life, I've seen a lot of people with power and money. As a newspaper reporter, I've seen several presidents from a close proximity, lots of U.S. Senators and Representatives, a few titans of industry and a whole bunch of pro jocks. I was kinda, sorta impressed, but then their luster faded into a vapor that disappeared. Not so, with Billy Graham.
When I grew up in a very old apartment building on the banks of the Saginaw River in Bay City, I remember watching Billy Graham on television. My dad was long gone and my mother was fighting for survival for both me and her. How did she maintain hope that the future would be better?
Her faith in Jesus Christ was very real. She always had her hands on the handles of her faith. Occasionally, they would loosen, but she never let go.
I remember her watching Billy Graham in black and white on our little portable television with rabbit ears.