My dad was fat

It is hard to believe that three years ago today the family of Billy Graham laid their father to rest with a funeral service that was attended by the President of the U.S.A. and many other dignitaries and watched by millions around the world.

I was one of those millions.

Dr. Graham had been a part of my entire life up until February 21, 2018 when he departed this world for a better one. I wanted to witness his home-going celebration as my little part in honoring this great man.

Something his youngest son said caught my attention. During his remarks, Ned Graham said this about his father, he said: “My dad was fat.”

Needless to say, that caught my attention.

Then he went on to clarify as he explained, “My dad was FAT: faithful, available, and teachable.”

In this age of skinny-is-in, perhaps we’ve missed it. Perhaps what we need are more fat people…people who are faithful, available, and teachable.

The ONE THING for today: You’ve been waiting to hear this all your life…today’s the day. It’s time for you to get fatter! No, I’m not encouraging you to go buy a dozen donuts; I’m encouraging you to be more faithful, available, and teachable. That’s how to leave a legacy worth remembering.

3 thoughts on “My dad was fat

  1. I like that FAT , faithful, available teachable. A follower of Rev. Graham all of my life. Great man of the Word, lover of Jesus Christ, shared the message with millions all over the world. Amazing family the Graham’s. Walk through the Billy Graham library in Charlotte feeling the presence of God an the Holy Spirit and shared with those of my family that were with me that particular day, “And the message goes on, and is told for ever person who walks thru his library.” What a legacy!


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