Thousands showed up to honor the late Reverend Billy Graham at the U.S. Capitol today in a beautiful celebration of his life and legacy.
Speakers at the funeral included Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and President Trump – among others.
Reverend Graham passed away last week at the ripe old age of 99 and leaves behind a legacy of care and compassion for those less fortunate than he.
The funeral on the Rotunda in the Capitol is only the fourth to take place for a private citizen. The last private citizen funeral to take place there was for Rosa Parks.
One person in particular that idolized Rev. Graham was Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, who is a devout Christian himself.
Carson posted a tribute on Twitter last week after Graham’s death was announced.
“Few, if any, men have had as great an impact on so many as Billy Graham. He was a strong voice for not only the Christian faith, but for basic human decency, as shown by his strident opposition to segregation. He was America’s pastor. Rest in Peach, Reverend Graham.”
“Praise God for the life and influence of Billy Graham who passed away last night. He was a man who boldly proclaimed the love of God and what it meant to be a Christian. If we all had his courage, the world would be a different place. One of the greatest privileges of my life was to speak at one of his rallies and to personally experience his charisma. Thank you Lord for sharing this life with us for 99 years.”
Generations to come will be looking up to Reverend Graham. Comment AMEN if you agree!