Thought for the Month -
It is a great loss to the world when one of the world's greatest evangelists since St. Paul passed away. It is estimated that Billy Graham in his 60 year ministry preached to over 210 million people. A life surrendered fully to God, giving his all and how God used him mightily.
As we approach Easter we are reminded of the message Billy preached so clearly to millions around the world. Easter is not about chocolate and fluffy bunnies! It's all about Jesus and the cross. Jesus Christ, taking our sins upon himself in order that we could be reconciled back to God. For God loves you with an ever lasting love, wanting none to perish but all to come to a saving faith through Christ.
It's not a popular message today and even deemed as offensive by some in our pluralistic, multi cultural and increasing secular, humanistic and atheistic society.
But there is one fact that can not be overlooked. The tomb of Christ is empty. For we do not worship a dead Christ, a memory of a good man or stories to warm our hearts and provide simple moral guidance -
Jesus told his disciples that he is The Way -
Jesus told his disciples that he is The Truth -
Jesus told his disciples that he is The life -
We can't earn our salvation, buy it, barter or negotiate for it. We can't compromise it or even add something to it of our own merit, it is God's gift of grace to those who repent and follow him. This is no cheap grace for it cost him dearly.
Jesus concluded that no one comes to the Father except through him. For he is the gate, the door way, the entrance to heaven. We have to deal with our sins at the cross of Christ, there is no other way.
Are you saved? Do you know in your heart that something is missing, not quite right?
Have you a longing to discover what you see in others but lack in yourself?
Turn to Christ, surrender to him, as the hymn writer says, trust and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.
I have included a link below which is Billy Grahams last message preached to the world. Take a look and tell someone else how they can also be saved.
Ambassador of Christ
2 Corinthians 5:20