Published: April 2nd 2011March 30th 2011
The day that we drove from Charlotte, NC to Knoxville, TN we made a stop to see the Billy Graham ministry's retreat center nestled in the wooded mountains. Unfortunately due to security we couldn't see much of the grounds except for the chapel containing photos and highlights from Billy and Ruth Graham's lives. It was amazing to think of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have been influenced by Billy Graham's preaching and their son, Franklin's ministry to the impoverished. It was exciting to read of the faith of Ruth, who went to be with Jesus several years ago, and to imagine the great reward that she met there.
Not much longer into our drive that day, we saw signs for the Biltmore mansion. Thinking that we probably won't pass through this area again soon we pulled off the exit to see the largest house built in the USA. I imagine we would have seen lavish rooms, exquisite décor, and the like, but the fifty dollar per person tickets staved us off. As we drove away I felt the Lord used these two stops to help me regain perspective. One stop showed people who worked to
build the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, the other a kingdom of this world. Made me think: which kingdom will I work for?
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