Billy Graham - A Life Well Lived

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 21, 2018
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I will never cease to be amazed by how tireless Billy Graham was in his graciousness and commitment to integrity, excellence of ministry, and the unvarnished truth of the salvation message. But even more, as a person with a disability, I will forever be blessed by the way he always made certain that the gospel was accessible to everyone.

When I think of Billy Graham, I think of Acts 20:24, which says, "I consider my life worth nothing to me; if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." And friend, Billy Graham has finished the race - he has finished the task. And I am so grateful that I had the chance to run alongside him.


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Oh Joni, tears came to my eyes as your voice started to break when you spoke of Reverend Graham making the gospel accessible to those who were poor and humble in spirit in Budapest. What a godly man! And thank YOU for being such an encouragement to all of us who are disabled. We are the richer for yours and Billy's lives being lived out as they have been.
  • April 14, 2018
  • 12:02 p.m.
  • Sally E Graham
I think Reverend Graham was one of the greatest; Your tribute is wonderful.
  • April 7, 2018
  • 10:41 a.m.
  • Rosemary Kalimnios
Beautiful tribute-beautiful man & ministry!
  • March 14, 2018
  • 8:29 p.m.
  • Karen Silvers
Thank you Joni for your message and your tireless communicating of God’s gift of grace to everyone. Love you sister., Carol
  • March 13, 2018
  • 5:52 p.m.
  • Carol Nelson
Joni Billy could not have picked a better person to hand the torch to. God Bless you, Joni! Carry the torch proudly. You are doing very good at building GOD's kingdom so one day we can see Billy again
  • March 13, 2018
  • 3:08 p.m.
  • Rob Thompson
well said Joni....God bless your are an inspiration
  • March 13, 2018
  • 2:11 a.m.
A beautiful tribute, Joni! So amazing to hear the story of the outreach in Hungary! Thank you for sharing this personal history. Blessings to you, your staff, and to all to whom you minister each day!
  • March 13, 2018
  • 12:23 a.m.
  • Kay Hettich
Amen Joni, Amen. I pray for you and Ken often. Maysel Vogler
  • March 12, 2018
  • 8:22 p.m.
  • Maysel Vogler
Mrs. Tada, I remember seeing your movie many years ago and I loved it. I think you and I are probably the same age. I too loved Billy Graham and have been to his place in Charlotte twice and would like to go again soon. We had someone preach in our church recently and he referred to the movie about you. I told him it would be nice if we could have a movie night for the church and see the movie about your life. How can I obtain one?
  • March 12, 2018
  • 7:56 p.m.
  • Julie Burns
I will never forgot redecorating my life to the Lord when you a nd billy came here to Rochester ny. Thank you
  • March 12, 2018
  • 7:32 p.m.
  • Sheri
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