“Don’t let the headlines fool you! Yes, we’re living in a crisis period – but God is with us,” the late Rev. Billy Graham reassures in the beginning of a video providing a message of hope shared Friday by his son, Rev. Franklin Graham.
“Take a moment to listen to the encouraging words of my father @BillyGraham that ring true in this challenging time our world is facing,” Franklin Graham urges in his Tweet introducing video of his father’s words accompanied by images from the current coronavirus pandemic.
Take heart, because “God is with us in the midst of the grief” and, if we remain faithful, we can look forward to a bright future, free of all the suffering and distress of this world, Rev. Billy Graham promises:
“Don’t let the headlines frighten you! Yes, we’re living in a crisis period – but, God is with us in the midst of the grief. In the midst of the suffering, God is there.
“Oh God, we don’t understand it all, but we believe you are the great and the mighty God. God, I believe, I trust in you, even if I don’t understand.
“God still loves, and he loves with such an everlasting love that he gave his son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die for you. And, if it were not for that, there is no hope in the world.
“But, those of us who follow him and serve him have a future that’s brighter than tomorrow. It is our glorious task to give hope through the message of the cross and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ who came to bring peace in a broken world. No matter what God has in store for us and for our world, let us be found faithful.
And, someday, we will know that all the strife and injustice and the pains that infect our world today is someday going to be over.
By Craig Bannister