Einstein and Billy Graham

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Einstein and Billy Graham

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Joined: 27 Aug 2007, 18:37

04 Jul 2015, 18:54 #1

Thought you might enjoy this true story

Billy Graham is now 96 years-old with Parkinson's disease. In January 2000
leaders in Charlotte , North Carolina invited their favorite son, Billy
Graham, to a luncheon in his honor.
Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he struggles with
Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte leaders said, 'We don't expect a
major address. Just come and let us honor you.' So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham stepped to the
rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said, "I'm reminded today of Albert
Einstein, the great physicist who this month has been honored by Time
magazine as the Man of the Century.

Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor
came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came
to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn't find his
ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn't there. He looked in
his briefcase but couldn't find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him.
He still couldn't find it. "The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who
you are. We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket. Don't worry
about it.'

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle
punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around
and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his
seat for his ticket.

"The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don't
worry, I know who you are; no problem. You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you
bought one.'
Einstein looked at him and said, "Young man, I too, know who I am. What I
don't know is where I'm going."

Having said that Billy Graham continued, "See the suit I'm wearing? It's a
brand new suit. My children, and my grandchildren are telling me I've gotten
a little slovenly in my old age. I used to be a bit more fastidious. So I
went out and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one more occasion. You
know what that occasion is? This is the suit in which I'll be buried. But
when you hear I'm dead, I don't want you to immediately remember the suit
I'm wearing. I want you to remember this: I not only know who I am. I also
know where I'm going. May your troubles be less, your blessings more, and
may nothing but happiness, come through your door. Life without God is like
an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

"Amen and peace, my friends. And may each of us have lived our lives so that
when our ticket is punched we don't have to worry about where we are going."

Even at his age and with Parkinson's Disease, he could still deliver a
powerful sermon!
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Joined: 30 Jan 2010, 22:04

06 Jul 2015, 02:24 #2

Amen, my friend, that says it all.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. . .He watches over your life. . .now and forever. Psalm 121


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Joined: 30 Jan 2007, 19:10

06 Jul 2015, 09:04 #3

He is the finest man of God, I believe, this country has ever known..

What will we do without this powerful man of God to lead us and comfort us and give us hope..Heaven must be in trouble to take him from us so soon..

I would say God Bless you Sir, but God has already and will again and again..

Love you Sir...


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Joined: 29 Jul 2007, 17:47

13 Nov 2015, 15:40 #4

He's one of the greatest men that ever lived. God Bless you, Billy.