Billy Graham’s Advent Devotion, Week 4: Christ Comes in Our Darkest Hour

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Are in the middle of your darkest hour? Billy Graham’s fourth Advent meditation focuses on the light of Christ.

Week Four: Starting December 24

For this week heading into Christmas, read Luke 2:11, 13-14.

The greatest sermon ever preached was delivered by angels on this historic night. It has always been interesting to me that this message was delivered at night. It wasn’t night because the sun had gone down. It was night because the world was surrounded in spiritual and moral gloom.

People were driven by greed, intolerance and lust for power. Religion had become a device for the rich in the exploitation of the poor. Men robbed and swindled and profiteered under the cloak of religion; they even fought wars in the name of religion. In every arena of life, it was night when Jesus came.

Things haven’t changed. Today, there seems to be a moral night that has settled over our world—sexual immorality, pleasure-mad people, lusting for money and power—the same as it was in the days when Jesus came 2,000 years ago.

It is in the darkest hour that Christ often comes. He brings the joy, the thrill, the peace and the glory such as you have never known—when you and your loved ones give your lives to Him.

How has Jesus shown Himself to you in your darkest hour? Reflect on this for Christmas.

>> Read Week 1 of the Advent devotion

>> Read Week 2 of the Advent devotion

>> Read Week 3 of the Advent devotion

Have you given your life to Christ?


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  1. Jerry L. Terrill says:

    Looking forward to your Advent devotional – Thank you!!!

  2. Orville Lamb says:

    Dr. BILLY GRAHAM, YOU HAVE BEEN THE GREATEST INSPIRATION IN MY LIFE. HAD I NOT WATCHED YOUR EVANGELICAL MESSAGES GROWING UP I PROBABLY WOULDN’T BE ALIVE TODAY. I GREW UP IN EXTREME POVERTY AND ADVERSITY. THE WORLD NEEDS YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER. I TRULY BELIEVE WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS. PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT GOD AND ONLY WANT money,power perversion, pride, without conscience or empathy for anyone. I love you and what you have done to keep me constantly seeking God’s will. Thank you for what you have done for this world. You will be in God’s highest council. Please prey for this corrupt and perverted world. I have been truly blessed to have been living in the era of your ministry. The world needs you more than ever.

  3. Chummy says:

    Thank you so much and above all thank GOD for bringing this message to us. My life has been blessed.

  4. Nadeem Bhatti says:

    Life giving message.

  5. dusabe nkusi daniel says:

    i m really touched by your message this year so i have started a prayer ministry in my university ,so many students are really touched .thank you so much

  6. Graham says:

    Thank you, you reminded me that Jesus came to me in my darkest hour and got me through one trial and continues to work. I saw light when I was in darkness. Now I pray that I will have the strength to live up to his calling and be the person He wants me to be.

  7. Debbie says:

    I agree with Annie on all her statements. I was living a barren life and without hope until I accepted the Lord and he is the Water of LIfe who can change all things. The World gets hung up on material things and greed and power, but the real peace and happiness comes from Jesus Christ, he replenishes the spirit and the soul.

  8. kristy lea says:

    i pray for more faith and wisdom to raise my kids up right before the lord. i pray for to be a better person in christ n to be more like him.

  9. Annie says:

    My Redeemer,…..My Rescuer,…..My Savior,…..You have brought up my soul from the grave. You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. You took my wilderness and made into a streams of waters to QUENCH THE THIRST. A MILLION THANKS!

  10. Linda says:

    To Natasha-We have seen amazing healing over the 35 years I've ministered. Please focus on I Peter 2:24 as you pray for your husband. Mark 11:23 = BELIEVE and you shall receive. God is still on the throne. God bless you.