Arguably the most famous U.S. Evangelical leader of all time, Billy Graham, has passed away. The news broke Wednesday morning that Graham died at his home surrounded by his family. He was 99 years old.
Now, for the first time since the news broke that his father had died, Franklin Graham is speaking out. He took to Facebook to share an emotional post with his followers and ask them some important questions as we all reflect on the life of Billy Graham.
"My father Billy Graham was once asked, 'Where is Heaven?' He replied, 'Heaven is where Jesus is and I am going to Him soon!' This morning, at the age of 99, he departed this world into eternal life in Heaven, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ—the Savior of the world—whom he proclaimed for nearly 80 years. He will be missed by our family, his colleagues, faithful ministry partners, and, yes, many around the world. But what joy he has to be welcomed by God the Father, and be reunited with my mother in the presence of Jesus who speaks peace to eternal souls," wrote Franklin.
He then continued by asking us all if we know where we are going when we leave this earth. Franklin even chose some amazing scripture verses to go with his post.
"What about you? When you depart this world do you know with certainty where you will spend eternity? You can know this today. Jesus said, 'For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life' (John 3:16). The One who comforts weary souls has given us this promise, 'Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me … I go to prepare a place for you … I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also' (John 14:1-3)," concluded the post.
During Graham's life, millions of people were helped to find Christ. Graham was able to reach people around the world and was a longtime adviser to many U.S. presidents.
"The Billy Graham Evangelist Association put his lifetime audience at nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories, with 'hundreds of millions more' viewing him on television, video, film and webcasts," reported Fox News.
What do you think about this? Let us know! Also, make sure you read the last social media post Billy Graham ever put up. It came just hours before his death.