Friday, July 01, 2005

Billy Graham in New York

My pastor/writer friend, Greg Asimakoupoulos, has written another of his excellent poems. This time it honors Dr. Billy Graham who recently conducted what may be his final crusade in the New York City area.

Billy Graham, Still Faithful

Graham's Last Stand

Paying Homage to the Prince of Preachers.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
July 1, 2005

Though quite feeble, Billy battled
to proclaim God's truth again.
He's as brittle as a cracker,
still this Graham has strength within.

He's resilient and determined.
Doctors shake their heads in awe
at this white-haired prince of preachers
who has led the world to God.

Once again he's home at Montreat
after preaching one last time.
This globe-trotting ‘good news’ spokesman
still can make the Scriptures rhyme.

He can still shape moral conscience.
And he will though he retires.
Billy's full-on bold commitment
is amazing. It inspires.

It’s a kind of God-allegiance
too few Christians tend to pledge
in a culture of convenience
where our risks are often hedged.

May our Father bless our brother
as he faces what's to come.
Pray that Bill will keep on running
'til his race on earth is done.

1 comment:

  1. the Lord sure picked a gem when He gave Billy the job of evangelist ...

    did you know that i went up at a Billy Graham crusade at the age of 12? i guess that is why i've felt a special affection towards BG, even tho' others contributed to my salvation ...