The daughter of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz has asked for people’s prayers as she battles with cancer.
She wrote this on her website where she revealed that she is scheduled for surgery on September 18, 2018.
Anne is the second oldest of the children of Billy Graham who passed away in March 2018. Anne Graham Lotz is an author and an evangelist. In the post My Cancer: Fuel for the Fire she wrote;
September 4, 2018
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith…of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire…may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7
What fuel has the Refiner added to the fire as He works to reveal Jesus in and through you? He has recently stoked the fire under me! I’m encouraged when I remember that when a refiner purifies gold, he melts it in a pot over the fire. He keeps turning up the heat until the dross, or impurities, rise to the surface. He then bends over the gold to skim off the dross, and continues doing so, until he can see his face reflected in the surface of the gold.
Gold being refined in the fire is a meaningful visual of the way God refines and purifies you and me. He knows exactly how hot the fire needs to be in order to bring the impurities in our hearts, minds, and lives to the surface of our attention, enabling Him to skim them off, until He can see His own image reflected in us…
Please pray for me…and my family… as we follow the Good Shepherd through this Valley of the Shadow. The bottom-line of our prayer is that our faith would be purified, God would be glorified, and Jesus would be magnified through every step we take on this new journey, until the Refiner sees His own reflection mirrored in my life.
In her eulogy to Billy Graham, her father Anne said that her father’s death was a strategic message from her for Christians to wake up.