A day after turning 94, Billy Graham writes, "I plan to spend the next 12 months. if GOd permits, doing all that I am able to do in helping to carry out a fresh vision God has given us - a vision to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every possible place in American by the time of my 95th birthday.
From the Desk of Billy Graham
All of us care a great deal about our country. The intensity of opinions and feelings during the long political campaign showed the depth of that concern.
Now with the votes counted, it is important to remember that whether we are personally pleased with the outcome or not, God wants us to pray for those chosen to be our leaders - at the national, state, and local levels. the Bible urges us to do so with both respect and thanksgiving (see 1 Peter 2:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-3).
We must also remember that no election will ever solve American's most basic problems. That is because the trouble, at its root, is in the human heart, and the only path to true restoration - for a person or for a nation - is through repentance. The Bible says, "Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19 - 20, ESV).
Only the Gospel, God's Good News, has the power to change lives, heals hears, and restore a nation.
I want that to happen in America, and I know you want that as well. I turned 94 on the day after the election. Although my age and health have limited me physically in recent years, Click to continue to full article.
Posted on Mon, December 3, 2012
by Donna Shiflett