Billy Graham On … Hope

“Today, many people are adrift morally and spiritually, confused and fearful — not knowing who they are or where they are going. We live in a world dangerously torn by hate and violence and conflict, and yet we feel powerless to do anything about it.
Is there any answer?  The Bible gives a resounding “Yes!”  There can be hope, and there can be changed hearts and a changed society as we yield ourselves to Christ.”
Billy Graham’s comments from December of 1998 are just as relevant today as ever!
And, as we enter the final three months until the culmination of My Hope Canada in November 2013, Billy Graham’s focus on communicating that hope to a nation of people who desperately need to hear it has never been stronger.
He writes in a recent letter: “If ever there was a time this country needed the intervention of God, it is now. We can and should pray for America as a whole, but remember that when God sets out to change a nation, He begins by changing people. It starts with individuals. The more I pray, the more deeply I feel that My Hope is the right outreach for this country today.”
Below are some additional quotes from Billy Graham on the topic of hope.

  • “Perhaps the greatest psychological, spiritual, and medical need that all people have is the need for hope.”
  • “Christ wants to give you hope for the future.”
  • “For the believer, there is hope beyond the grave, because Jesus Christ has opened the door to heaven for us by His death and resurrection.”
  • “Faith points us beyond our problems to the hope we have in Christ.”
  • “My hope does not rest in the affairs of this world. It rests in Christ who is coming again.”

My Hope with Billy Graham is a time for us all to be sharing the HOPE of Christ with family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Who are you praying for? What are your plans for showing and sharing with them His love and Good News?