Prominent evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham shared his thoughts about the upcoming new year and his family having their first Christmas without his father, the late Rev. Billy Graham.
In an episode of the Fox News program “Fox & Friends” on Christmas Day, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was asked about new year’s resolutions and the importance of becoming a Christian in 2019.
“This is a great time to start a new year and have that relationship with God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ,” stated Graham, who also talked about the importance of Christmas.
“We can certainly just thank Him for all that He’s given to us and His blessings on us. So, just thank Him this Christmas.”
Earlier this year, Graham’s father, the renowned evangelist Billy Graham, passed away peacefully at age 99 following years of declining health.
Graham explained on the “Fox & Friends” segment that he believed his father “gave his life to share this wonderful story” of Christmas and that Billy Graham is “in the presence of God.”
“I’m so grateful for his legacy. I’m so grateful for the example that he set for me, for our family. And of course we miss him this Christmas, first Christmas without him, but I know where he is,” continued Graham.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski