Sunday, February 25, 2018

Honour... & Billy Graham...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will do something.  Something I do at times.

What is it? 

I'll be honouring someone, in addition to honouring God.

Of course, I honour God!  Every day.

On SONday, I honour Him through worship.  And, through music.

Today, I'll be sharing some music with you.

It's a hymn that I have always adored.  But, it is a hymn that was used to honour Billy Graham, who died at the age of 99, on February 21, 2018.  If you'd like to read about Billy Graham, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Graham.

The hymn I am sharing with you, was written by Charlotte Elliott and is entitled, Just As I Am.  If you click on this link, you'll be able to see how Billy Graham was honoured:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTNuH-352yQ&sns=em.  Here is another link you can click on to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2VrRk4pZHY.  The lyrics are below.

Just As I Am

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


(These 2 verses were not recorded:
Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.)

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


(This verse was also not recorded:
Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.)

Amen!

As the lyrics say to us, O Lamb of God, I come, I come, we will come... to God.

Just as Billy Graham did, when his life ended here on earth.

To me, it's wonderful that Billy Graham did so much for God.  He taught so many people about how they needed to gain salvation, and helped bring so many people to become family members of God.

After all, he did all he could to honour Jesus.  And, he thanked God, always.

Thinking of this, made me think of Colossians 3:17, "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

Amen!  Whosoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.

We who belong to God, do exactly that.  Just as Billy Graham did.

Yes, we will go and be with Him, once our life here on earth ends.  For we have gained salvation and everlasting life, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Just as Billy Graham did. 

And, just as I have done.

Have you?


Until next time...

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