During Billy Graham's life on earth, he shared the message of God's redeeming love for each & every one of us.
Again and again, Billy would give listeners the instruction to "invite Jesus into your heart" and lead them in a simple prayer of asking God for forgiveness and accepting Christ as Lord and Savior.
I never met Billy Graham in person, but I remember vividly the night I had unexpectedly changed the television channel and come across the last minutes of one of his large stadium-full crusades.
I remember listening to Billy's voice and inviting Jesus in. I remember praying. I really didn't understand what it all meant, but I felt this deep desire for help and hoped that this might help me. I repeated the words Billy shared, yet a part of me held back a little.
Until the day came when I knew that I no longer wanted to be like the foolish person in the parable, the one who had built a house on sinking sand. I wanted a firm foundation. I was ready for a new life.
Billy Graham had helped me take that first step of inviting Jesus into my heart and now I felt the power of the Lord's calling on my life. Like an aspiring knight, I dropped to my knees. I surrendered my life to Christ and received Him as my Lord and Savior.
I am beyond grateful for God's divine mercy & grace and Billy Graham's role in leading me to Jesus, who never forces his way in but always waits for your invitation. Have you invited Him in ? I would love to hear your story.
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