I never got to meet Billy Graham personally. I remember the first time I ever heard of the famed evangelist. I was meeting with my pastor, I had given my life to Christ just a few months prior, and he mentioned something along the lines of, “You don’t know what God has planned for you. You may be the next Billy Graham.” My pastor wasn’t prophesying over me that that would be so. He was simply encouraging me that God has a plan and purpose for my life. That was the first time I ever heard the name Billy Graham.
“My prayer on this day of his move to Our Father’s House is that his death will be a rallying cry.” Anne Graham lotz
I may have never met Graham in person, but I know one day I’ll meet him in heaven and will be able to tell him how much his life and ministry impacted me. I’m sure thousands will be able to do the same, because Billy Graham touched the lives of millions with the simple, yet life transforming message that is the Gospel.