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Rev. Billy Graham
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By Louis Gander
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Rev. Billy Graham

It seems like only yesterday

when I was sitting there -

with black and white TV turned on -

where one man came to share...

 

Connected, were the speakers (to

a single microphone) -

that echoed over massive crowds

as seeds of truth were sown.

 

The seeds from God's own Holy Word

were falling on the ears -

of ev'ry soul attending there

throughout those many years.

 

The overcrowded stadiums

held people, young and old,

who listened quite intently to

the words that they were told...

 

...so everyone could know the Christ

that He was speaking of.

His sermons were straight-forward, bold

and unabashed with love.

 

He loved the Christ who lived to help

the poor, the sick, the weak -

who died to save us from our sins -

then rose for those who seek.

 

Familiar, that distinguished voice

that boldly spoke the truth.

Familiar was that humble man

who loved the aged and youth.

 

And as the alter call was sang

through tears, "Just As I Am" -

repentant souls in thousands came

to be with Billy Graham.

 

My eyes still well with many tears

as I look back and see -

a man who loved as Jesus did

through black and white TV.

 

It seems like only yesterday

when I was sitting there -

with black and white TV turned on -

where one man came to share...

---

Thank you Rev. Billy Graham

for your many decades

of unselfish, faithful service

preaching His Word that never fades.

 

©2014 louis gander


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Submitted: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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