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Saying Good-bye to a Leader in the Faith By: Andy Clapp His message was Jesus. His delivery distinct. For decades, Billy Graham spoke the words of Jesus, telling others of the cross of Christ, speaking to millions across the world as He followed the call of Christ in his life. A nation looked to him in times of tragedy, his words of peace and comfort enough to make the panic inside subside. Never was it about him – it was always about Jesus. As the Lord has kept His promise and taken Billy Graham home, we sit back today and ask, “What now?”. What are we to do now? As our culture has joyously slid deeper into the darkness, one of the brightest lights in our society is now gone. So, what do we do? Thinking about such a reality, I turned to Scripture. As Deuteronomy closes, Moses passes away, one of the giants of the faith now in heaven. Rather than leaving the people without a leader, Moses laid his hands on Joshua and as the book of Joshua opens, we read God’s instruction to Joshua, “Be strong and courageous, for you will distribute the land I swore to their fathers to give them as an inheritance. Above all, be strong and very courageous to carefully observe the whole instruction My servant Moses commanded you.” (Joshua 1:6-7 HCSB) The Lord would then tell Joshua, “Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 HCSB) We say good-bye to a leader in the faith, a giant who guided all of us in some way. What do we do now? We carry the same message – the gospel of Jesus Christ – with us each day, sharing the hope that is Jesus with those around us who are suffocating in this darkness. We do what the Lord commanded Joshua. We are strong and we are courageous, understanding the situation that we are in, the times that are the present, and the challenges that will come. Yes, Christ is the hope of each soul, the hope of the nation, but the world has embraced the darkness in such a way that they will not always receive the message of repentance with a smile on their faces. Repentance is necessary, the message that is needed today, but only those who are strong and courageous will stand steadfast in the face of the nature of this nation today. What we saw in Billy Graham was something that should be seen in us by the rest of the world. His heart was set on the Great Commission and all of us have been called to do the same. We are to go into the lost world with the message of Christ, teaching others about the salvation that comes through Christ, and making disciples in all nations. The Lord will be with all of us just as His hand was upon Joshua. We say good-bye to a leader but continue on with the mission that God has placed before us.

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