Growing up in North Carolina, Billy Graham is a household name. I am proud to say he lived his life calling Charlotte, NC home. Although, this did not keep him from spreading the good word throughout the world. For those of you who have never heard of Billy Graham, words cannot do his story justice. I took this from his website to suffice for now.
"Whether exhorting a small crowd of teens at a Youth For Christ rally, speaking against apartheid in a stadium in South Africa, or praying for a wounded nation in the aftermath of 9/11, Billy Graham has lived as a man on a mission following hard after God’s calling. The mission has evolved as technology has opened doors to the whole world, but the message of hope in Christ has remained unchanged. That message continues to change hearts the world over.
The Billy Graham Library is part of this timeless mission. Each person who passes through the doors, at the foot of a large glass cross, encounters the story of a man who made it his life’s work to tell history’s most powerful story—that God loves all of us and invites us to experience that love through His Son, Jesus Christ."
Over the weekend, Andrew and I, along with two of our good friends, had the priveledge of attending Christmas at the Library. It was nice to have a relaxing Saturday night reflecting on what really matters. Sometimes, especially during the holidays, it's easy to put materialistic things first and forget what the season is really about. But, Saturday night, holding Andrew's hand and being with two really great friends, I felt blessed beyond words. Especially after the tragedy that struck Friday morning, we need to not take a single thing for granted, this season, or any other day of the year.
Don't lose sight of what's important. Jesus is the reason for the season. Give thanks and love one another.