Is it at all possible to describe God in just one sentence?
That's the question recently posed by a reader of the Rev. Billy Graham's syndicated advice column published by the Kansas City Star. In his response, the renowned evangelist had this to say.
"In some ways it's not possible, of course, to put everything about God into one sentence," he wrote, explaining that since God is infinite human beings can't fully comprehend just how awesome He is.
"God is infinite, and we'll never fully understand His greatness — not on this side of eternity."
The famed evangelist explained how Apostle Paul marveled at the intellect and glory of God in Romans 11: 33-34 when he wrote "Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! … Who has known the mind of the Lord?"
Graham explained that if he had to try to sum up what he believed about God into a single sentence he would say:
"God loves us, in spite of our sin and rebellion — and the proof is that he sent his only son, Jesus Christ, into the world to make it possible for us to become part of his family forever."
The founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association asked readers to reflect upon John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Graham then asked readers: "Have you ever stopped to consider just how great this message is? Think of it: God loves us — in spite of the way we've neglected Him and rebelled against Him. He loves us so much that He came down from Heaven in the person of His son, Jesus, who gave His life for us. The Bible says, 'This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.'" (1 John 4:10).
As is his custom, Graham invited readers to give their lives to Christ.
"Have you responded to God's love by committing your life to Christ? he asked. "Don't let another day go by without Him, but by faith open your heart and life to Christ without delay."