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by Pastor Robert Griffith

Pastor's Blog

by Pastor Robert Griffith

Billy Graham – Limo story

by | Jan 13, 2022

This all happened late in Billy Graham’s life, well after his full time ministry had ended. Billy was returning home to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a luxury limousine waiting to take him home. He hadn’t ordered the limo, it was a gift. It was a stunning shiny black stretch limo with heavily tinted windows in the back and all the luxuries that Hollywood Stars enjoy. But as Billy prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.

“You know” he said, “I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove today?”  The driver said, “No problem Mr. Graham. It’s all yours.”  Billy told the driver to get in the back and help himself to a drink and snacks and enjoy the ride! So Billy Graham gets into the driver’s seat of this stretch limo and they head off down the highway. He was having the time of his life and so was his passenger! Billy was so enthralled with this new experience that his foot must have become a little heavy.

A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap. The long black limo flew by him doing 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo and motioned for him to pull over. The young trooper got out of his patrol car and walked up to the driver’s door and when the window was rolled down, he was stunned to see who was driving. He immediately recognized Billy Graham and quickly excused himself and went back to his patrol car and called his supervisor. He told the supervisor, “I know we are supposed to enforce the law… but I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have just stopped a very, very important person.”

The supervisor asked, “Is it the Mayor?”

The young trooper said, “No, he’s more important than that.”

The supervisor said, “Is it the Governor?”

The young trooper said, “No, he’s more important than that.”

The supervisor said, “Oh, so it’s the President.”

The young trooper said, “No, he’s even more important than that.”

The supervisor finally asked, “Well then, who is it?”

The young trooper said, “I really can’t tell through the dark windows, but I’m pretty sure it’s Jesus, because he’s got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!”

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