From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
In the biography of Queen Victoria there is a heart-warming story told. She went into the slums of London and visited the home of an elderly lady. When the queen rose to leave, she asked, “Is there anything I can do for you?” The woman said, “Yes, ma’am, Your Majesty, you can meet me in Heaven.” The queen turned to her and said softly, “Yes. I’ll be there, but only because of the blood that was shed on the cross for you and for me.” Queen Victoria, in her day the most powerful woman in the world, had to depend on the blood of Christ for her salvation; and so do we.
The Bible says that God is the Author of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33). God provided salvation through the cross. He made peace by the shedding of His blood. The war that exists between us and God can be over quickly because the peace treaty has been signed in the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. This is the heart of the Gospel message that has been proclaimed around the world. It is Good News. It is the best news. And the world desperately needs to hear it and heed it!
Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Do not miss the peace of God in your struggles, turmoil, trials and pressures of life. We can know with certainty the peace of God. Whatever the circumstance, whatever the need, whatever the duty, whatever the price, whatever the sacrifice—God’s strength can be yours in your hour of need, and He will grant you faith to believe and follow Him in your hour of decision.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)