When I was only 3 years old my mother and father took me to the local fairgrounds to hear a preacher they had seen on our small black and white TV which my dad had just purchased from money he had saved and put aside for the family.
I was so little at the time and yet I can still remember people from everywhere coming from all directions following one another inside the grandstand. They seemed so happy! Bibles were in their hands and smiles were on their faces.
The night seemed really exciting for everyone.
They served snow cones that night and I was so excited my mom took me down to buy me one. We were on our way back when low and behold I accidentally dropped my snow cone down the back of this ladies dress! Needless to say my mother was upset with me but the lady was so sweet and never missed a beat singing and following along to “What a Friend we have in Jesus”.
I remember the night so well because everyone was so happy and full of love. Love that you just do not really feel in a lot of the churches we have today. It was a peaceful type of love.
When Billy Graham got up to speak that night, I remember it so well, his voice was full of love for our Lord Jesus Christ, full of love for the people he was talking to, and full of love for the word of God!
He loved me! Jesus loved me! Even if I did spill that snow cone down that ladies back. Jesus still loved me because Billy Graham told me so that night.
Yes, I still remember the first night I heard Rev. Billy Graham. I thank him so much for telling me that night how much Jesus loves me and since that time I always love to hear him preach and tell everyone how much they are loved because I feel someone, somewhere at that very moment, really needs to hear it just like I did that night.