Flashing a smile reminiscent of her famous father, Anne Graham Lotz, last Friday night walked to the podium of Fort Worth Convention Center.
"Like you, I've had my share of troubles," declared Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham. "But I don't want to quit. I don't want to escape. I don't even want a miracle. Just give me Jesus."
From a cross-shaped pulpit the tall, thin Lotz, wearing a shocking pink jacket, told the cheering crowd of some 8,000 people, most of them women, that Jesus is the answer.
"He's invincible. He's incredible. He's indescribable," she declared as she prowled a circular stage.
"I can't got him out of my heart."
The two-day stop in Fort Worth-Dallas on May 5-6 was the second in a series of "Just Give Me Jesus" revivals Lotz is conducting this year—her first foray into crusade evangelism.
"Daddy and I have different ministries," she said in an interview before the Fort Worth meeting. " He's the obstetrician, bringing new souls into the kingdom. I'm more the pediatrician, taking care of those new souls afterwards."
But during the Texas revival, she raised her voice in warnings reminiscent of a young Billy Graham. She warned that those who turn away from God might not have another chance, And she used graphic images Fort Worth people—who recently experienced a tornado in their downtown area and a tragedy last year at a local church—recognized.
"Who knows, a tornado may come and strike you down, or you may be the victim of violence like those last year at Wedgwood Baptist Church," she declared. "You would not think you would lose your life in a church on Wednesday night."
Although not an ordained minister, her father has introduced her at public events as the best preacher in the family.
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