Evangelist Franklin Graham revealed this week the Bible verse that his father, Billy Graham, has posted all over his house.
The elder Graham, who will turn 99 next month, has the text of Galatians 6:14 on the wall in his bedroom, dining room and in other locations around his home.
The verse reads, “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
Franklin Graham revealed his father’s penchant for the verse — a fascinating choice for a man who has spent his life traveling the world as a renowned pastor — in a Facebook post earlier this week.
Still today, my father Billy Graham has a Bible verse pinned up on the wall in his bedroom, printed in VERY large…
“Still today, my father Billy Graham has a Bible verse pinned up on the wall in his bedroom, printed in VERY large letters,” Franklin Graham wrote of Galatians 6:14. “In fact, it’s in the dining room, his bathroom, and several other spots around the house! ”
Graham, who added that it’s a “great verse for us to live by,” said that his father was preparing a sermon based on the text before his 95th birthday, and added that it was “his passion to memorize it, to saturate his heart and mind with it. He made it his life verse.”
As Faithwire previously reported, Franklin Graham also revealed how his elderly father is doing in an earlier Facebook post published over the summer. Billy Graham spends most of his time inside his Montreat, North Carolina, home, where friends and family come to visit the famed evangelist — a man who has traveled the world preaching the Christian gospel.
According to Franklin Graham, age has taken its physical toll, but he said his father was doing quite well at the time.
“He is doing well, he does have the physical challenges that come with his age,” Franklin Graham recently wrote on his Facebook page. “He enjoys visits from family members, including his sister who is his only remaining sibling. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren also come by more frequently in these summer months.”