Billy Graham saw Jesus face-to-face yesterday. What a celebration it must have been!
I’ve been reading and watching so many people share about the impact his life has made on them.
Several things stand out to me . . .
He loved well. He loved God and he loved people. He loved the important, well-known people. He also loved the ordinary people. Their status didn’t really matter. Their skin color didn’t matter. Their political party didn’t matter.
He lived well. Humility. Integrity. Purity. Simplicity.
He laughed well. He had a great sense of humor. He took God seriously but he didn’t take himself too seriously. He had a twinkle in his eye.
He served well. He knew his calling and he was faithful to it. He had a family and a team around him who were committed to him and he to them.
He mentored well. Mentoring is about modeling. He mentored many of us who have never met him personally. When we watched him live out his life, we were drawn closer to Jesus. He prayed with and he encouraged the next generation.
We know God better because Billy Graham modeled Him so well.
He didn’t want to be known as a great man of God but a man of a great God.
He lived out John 3:30 so beautifully, “He [Jesus] must become greater. I must become less.”
Did he do it perfectly? No. But he did do it really well.
Well done good and faithful servant!