The Cross of Christ


Billy Graham

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Speaking of the problems that all people face on planet Earth we read what one man has to say:

We are searching for a way out of our dilemma, and the universal sign we see is “no exit.” But the cross presents itself in the midst of our dilemma as our only hope. Here we find the justice of God in perfect satisfaction–the mercy of God extended to the sinner–the love of God covering every need–the power of God for every emergency–the glory of God for every occasion. Here is power enough to transform human nature. Here is power enough to change the world.

These words were written by Dr. Billy Graham. The book is Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Few men have touched the lives of so many in a positive way as Dr. Graham. Of his life he says:

“I see how God’s hand guided me. I sense His Spirit with me today, and most comforting is the knowledge that He will not forsake me during this last stretch as I am nearing home.”

Time passes so quickly. Dr. Graham was born in 1918 and is now ninety-two years of age. He trusted Jesus Christ at age 16. His faith has been steady for seventy-six years!

As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. Psalm 103:15-16

Countless numbers will agree with Dr. Graham that Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross of Calvary offer the answer to man’s dilemma. To find true and lasting peace, one must go to the cross of Christ and trust the One who died there.  He died, but death could not hold Him. He is the risen Lord.

The LORD will give strength to His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11

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About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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2 Responses to The Cross of Christ

  1. paolosilv says:

    Thanks, I did post your comment (sans Email). However, this anti-Wall St. movement is now a part of a mass movement of humanity, across the world. People are starting to feel more kinship with people across borders than they did during the past. It’s not just a national movement.

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    • jlue says:

      It is true that people are protesting around the globe. The world is feeling smaller and our incredible ability to communicate has brought us all closer together.

      Personally, I think we need to be careful about joining a protest when the “enemy” isn’t clearly defined, the goals of the protest are vague, the possible outcomes are not evaluated, and the leaders of the movement are not known.

      Sometimes the forces pushing or instigating unrest and civil disobedience are not the reasons that one sees on the surface and the movement ends up causing conditions to be much worse.

      Sometimes, even when conditions warrant such behavior, political forces that are not on the surface when it all begins, surface and take advantage of the chaos.

      Here is what Ann Coulter noted about the protest that are going on right now: “They say they want Obama re-elected, but claim to hate “Wall Street.” You know, the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donation in history to Obama, who, in turn, bailed out the banks and made Goldman Sachs the fourth branch of government. ”

      Unlike the Tea Party in Boston of 1773 and the Civil Rights protest of the 60’s, when these protestors are interviewed many do now know why they are there. Others cannot clearly define what they really want to see as an outcome. Some have one agenda, others another.

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