I was sad to hear of the loss of such an amazing human being who has had such a huge impact on my walk with the Lord! I first heard of Graham Maxwell when I was in high school (25 years ago) and read 'Can God Be Trusted' and 'I Want To Be Free' at that time. I always knew God was kind and loving because my earthly father was a good representation of Him, but I was making some poor choices as a teenager and was desperately searching for true meaning in life, not just the "religion" I was raised with. Graham taught me so much about the character of God and helped bring me into an intimate relationship with Him. When I finally made it to Loma Linda University as a student, I had the privilege of sitting in his Sabbath school class every week. What a joy it was to be sitting at the feet of this humble friend of God and experience his love for our Father! I got to see first hand what a close walk with God looked like and longed to have the same.
Since that time I have had my own experience with our faithful Father as He has walked me through some deep valleys and over high mountains. Dr. Maxwell helped to lay the foundation of faith in my life that I still carry with me today and joyfully share with others. How grateful I am to him and his family. I know he will be missed by many, but his legacy will remain.
I can't wait until the day we are all in one huge Sabbath school class sitting at the feet of Jesus!
In His love,
Patty Mirra Bird