The Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has a number of champions, and Billy Graham is one of them. Christians like Kathie Lee are certainly going to miss him now that he passed at the age of 99.
Billy Graham’s Legacy
Graham died on February 21, 2018 after years of spreading the gospel like any good Christian should. Many found God through his words and others were able to reinforce their faith with his guidance. Kathie Lee was a little girl when she witnessed Graham’s gift of evangelism. She came home and saw her older sister and mother accepting the Lord while watching TV.
“My whole family came to Jesus through the Billy Graham organization,” – Kathie Lee Gifford
It did not take long for Kathie to also accept Jesus into her heart. The Lord talked to young Kathie and told her that she was going to be special to His cause. He told her to trust in Him, which was something Kathie did wholeheartedly. To her surprise, the Lord was going to give her the opportunity to rise in her career, and Graham was a helpful tool in her finding God.
The Bond Between Kathie Lee and Graham
Lee was given a big platform to spread the word, and she did not waste a single moment the Lord gave her. One thing that happened was Lee grew fond of Christmas because it honored the birth of the Savior, which is what led her to start a Christmas event held in her house every year. She worked up the courage to invite her brother in Christ, Graham, and the two became friends soon after.
One moment that she’ll never forget was how Graham was there for her when her husband was unfaithful. Graham was there to console her and usher in healing. You know that a moment like this between friends is only going to help them grow closer, which is what happened.
Kathie Lee’s Heartfelt Reaction
Graham was not feeling well in his later years, which could be the reason Lee threw her hands up to praise the Lord live on The Today Show. At that moment, she decided to thank the Lord for being merciful to Graham because he had been in pain for some time. She continued to talk about the Lord on national television, telling people that it was Jesus who is the bringer of peace.
Lee told people that Jesus is the light at the end of the tunnel or the star guiding you through the darkest of nights. It certainly was refreshing to see such love for the Lord on The Today Show. There is no doubt that Billy Graham would have smiled to see the Spirit work such a beautiful moment within his friend, Kathie Lee.
You know that a true follower of Christ wants to see the gospel spread, which is exactly what Kathie Lee did in honor of Graham. It was an inspiring moment that will surely help light a fire under Christians who might have been watching the show.