Simple Message on Billy Graham's Gravestone Shared Through Twitter
By Mei Manuel, March 06, 2018 05:03 AM
On Monday, the eldest son of evangelist Billy Graham, who passed away last month at the age of 99, shared the simple message written on the late evangelist and preacher's gravestone through his Twitter account.
Franklin Graham wrote on Twitter:
His grave marker is simple--a field stone etched with these words under a cross:
Preacher of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) March 3, 2018
The verse cited in the gravestone reads, 'Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"'.
Graham wrote in another tweet that his father has said, 'I'm prepared to die, in fact I'm looking forward to it - And when you're prepared to die, you're also prepared to live.'
According to the report of the Christian Post, Graham also shared in the Today TV show why the epitaph was designed that way:
'When my mother passed away, we knew what she wanted on her tombstone. So I asked father so there wouldn't be any argument among us children. "Daddy, what do you want on your tombstone?" And he thought about that. He said "preacher". He spent his life telling people about heaven, how to get to heaven. He wrote books on heaven. Now he's in heaven and he would want me to tell everybody watching that if you put your faith and trust in God's son, Jesus Christ, that you can be in Heaven too.'
Since the passing of the renowned evangelist, more than 62,000 people have signed an online petition calling for a national holiday to honor the evangelist who has touched the lives of millions of people worldwide through his missions and preachings.
The petition, titled, 'Let's get a National Holiday for Billy Graham!!' reads: 'Mr Graham's counsel was sought by presidents, and his appeal in both the secular and religious arenas is evidenced by the wide range of groups that have honoured him, including numerous honorary doctorates from many institutions in the US and abroad.'
Graham died peacefully at his North Carolina home after suffering various health problems linked to his advanced age. He was laid to rest on Friday beside his wife's grave in the Billy Graham Library in North Carolina.
More from CCD
Which verses should you read when you feel that evil targets you?
Find out which elements in this new movie are inspired by the Bible.
What lessons did Forest Whitaker gained from his latest film?
Are we worthy enough to be even called holy?
Which Bible verse and message can be seen on the renowned evangelist's gravestone.
What should every Christian know about their main tasks as Christians?
Check out the Bible verses you should read to understand God's plans for you.
Find out the details of this very special and emotional funeral service for the world's most beloved evangelist.
The Xiaoshuijing Miao Farmers' Choir from a church in Yunnan made its first international debut at New York Lincoln Center.
The Commission on China's Christian Rural and Ethnic Ministry held its work meeting in Tengchong, Baoshan, Yunnan.