Gary and I had the awesome opportunity to be a part of an event last night sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. It was simply a wonderful time with fellow Christians and supporters of this ministry. As an added bonus, the event was held at the LaMont Restaurant on Mt. Washington in downtown Pittsburgh which overlooks the City. As an enhancing backdrop, the stadiums were fully lit as were a many buildings and surroundings. It almost appeared the City knew we were gathering to give praise to the Almighty and the Light of the Savior permeated throughout our viewing area!
During the evening we were able to listen as two of the individuals who work with the Rapid Responders for BGEA told of their work as they recently returned from helping those affected by the floods in Houston. Roy Graham, one of Franklin's sons, gave an overview of what the ministry has been doing over the course of the past year and some of the details of upcoming events which encouraged our hearts.
It was a pleasure and honor to again be with some of our friends, like Doug Barrett and Cindy Scott, who orchestrated the Franklin Graham gathering in 2015 in Pittsburgh and to know the presence of this organization is still ongoing in this great City.
In a world where it appears there is so much that needs to be "fixed" with society at large, the world of politics and our love for our fellowman, it was a much needed break last night to be reminded that God is still on the throne, He still is in control and He loves us so much He sent His Son to die for the sins of the world. Our mission as Christians remains the same...
Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Blessings to all of you, my friends! Continue to give thanks!