This Christmas season had a big start with our ACGC office Christmas party. On Friday night, we all went to the Billy Graham Library for their wonderful Christmas dinner! It was a beautiful day to enjoy the decorations, along with the already wonderful grounds and, of course, the library! We did this two years ago and everyone enjoyed it so much that we decided to go there again.
If you have never been to the Library, I encourage you to go and visit at any time. It is truly a great experience to walk through the exhibits showcasing the years of the Graham ministry around the world. I have gone a number of times since moving here and have always found things I missed or new additions to the Library. Their Christmas celebration is also a real blessing. They have a live nativity scene, horse-drawn carriage rides, decorations celebrating the birth of Jesus, thousands of lights all over the grounds and many people representing the Graham ministry – some in character and others just there to greet you and make sure you don’t miss anything!
This year, just before going to the Library, I received an announcement from Julia Brock, who volunteers here at ACGC in our Department of World Outreach as well as at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, about a new program they had just put out called “Flying Blind.” I previewed it Friday afternoon and it was great! It gave me a continued respect and appreciation for the ministry and its desire to reach people who don’t know Jesus and those who know him but need to be drawn closer! This program speaks to the grace of God that extends to all of us as we face the struggles of living the Christian life. I want to encourage you to visit the website (http://flyingblind.billygraham.org) where you can view this online or order a free DVD – don’t miss the material that goes along with the videos! It will be something you want to share with your friends and even use at church for study and discussion.
God bless all of you as you celebrate the greatest gift this world has ever received, the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ! Merry Christmas!