Eternity is before us all. Do you wonder about it? Contemplations on Billy Graham’s Where I Am is a discussion of thoughts I accumulated as I read this wonderful book. I was excited to pick it up because it is about a perspective, one that influences our values and what we work to achieve. It is about the reality of a choice we all make that has everlasting ramifications. Over the last few years, I have become passionate about, and refer to often in our podcasts, Solomon’s wise words that all is meaningless without God, that rich or poor we all return to dust, that we can take nothing with us when we move on to eternity. These are the foundations of an eternal perspective, not the temporal we so relish.
Mr. Graham traces the thread of eternity through the entire bible. Speaking with experience and authority, he clearly understands our culture’s spiritual need, the challenges before the church and the dangers of theological drift so ever-present today. The realities of why Jesus came to save and the choice we all must make for eternity. Jesus is preparing a place for those who believe. God has also prepared a place for Satan and all who reject Christ. I am so grateful for the cross and the grace of God in my life. Here and now, we can know that we will be with Him.
I highly recommend this book. There is no lack of vigor in Mr. Grahams presentation of the Gospel. It is charged with reminders for believers and invitation for seekers. It is not only a reminder of what Christians believe and why, but if you are a Christian, it will challenge you where you are. If you don’t believe or aren’t quite sure, you will understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His deep love for you. You will be encouraged to respond. Either way, don’t be surprised if you find yourself convicted of things and pointed back to God. Also, quite enjoyably, you will see fresh light shed on theological topics in an easy to understand way. This book is a great invitation to begin a life of faith as much as it is a reminder for those who claim to believe to awake, act, and prepare for the day of His coming or the hour of your passing.
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