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A Ruthless Pursuit of God

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: November 9, 2008

Billy Graham celebrates his 90th birthday with his bride…

A man called Billy greets each day
without his cherished wife.
And though he grieves for one so loved,
he ruthlessly lives life.

This confidant of Presidents
has confidence in One
who's promised to provide the strength
until faith's race is run.

Though weak and weary, Billy seeks
the face of God through prayer.
He's frank and earnest with a Friend
who knows his every care.

He prays for those who call him dad,
for nephews, nieces too.
For grandchildren, for longtime staff,
for nurses clad in blue.

Yes, after sixty years or so
of preaching to great crowds,
what matters most might be the words
he speaks at home head bowed.

At ninety years the preacher knows
God hears his every prayer.
And though he's old, he still is bold
to give the Lord his cares.
* Dr. William (Billy) Franklin Graham turns 90 years of age today (November 7, 2008). His beloved wife Ruth passed away on June 14, 2007.

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: November 9, 2008

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