Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart."

That's one of my favorite Ruth Graham quotes.

Another one is this:

"If God doesn't bring judgement on America soon, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah."

Though rejoicing for her, I was saddened to read in this article awhile ago the news that she has slipped into a coma and is close to going home. (Update: The article in the link has been updated upon her passing.)

I was touched by what Dr. Graham said of his wife: "Ruth is my soul mate and best friend, and I cannot imagine living a single day without her by my side. I am more in love with her today than when we first met over 65 years ago as students at Wheaton College."

You have touched innumerable lives, Mrs. Graham. Thank you for your personal example, wisdom, and openness, and for sharing your husband with the world- a world that so desperately needed the message with which he was entrusted. I can't imagine how many will greet you on the other side as a result of your years of faithful service to your Heavenly Father.


Mindy said...

THis is so sweet.....I have to say though that the thing about bringing punishment on America is scary......definatly true but so scary to me!
I am going to go read the article -- I didn't know she was in poor health.

MiPa said...

The Graham family have been on my mind today as well. Mrs. Graham is one of my inpirations.

Linda said...

Ruth Graham is one of my heroes. I just love her and feel such a sense of loss knowing she will soon be going home to be with the Lord. I've read everything I can get my hands on that she's written, and she has made a deep impression on my heart. She has served with love and dedication her entire life. She is a wonderful model of a Christian wife, mother and grandmother. I can only imagine how much her family will miss her. We've been praying for all of them.

Sharon said...

Ruth's book on Prodigals got me through a very difficult time. I have gone back to it many times and bought it many times as I'm always giving it away. She was a godly role model...she will be missed.

Alycia said...

I just read the link and it has been updated that Mrs. Graham has passed away. My prayers are with her and her family. She has deeply inspired me in many ways and so thank you for sharing this tribute today. We are praying for the Graham family.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

She is a class act. So sweet and beautiful. Love her!

Tammy said...

Oh, I somehow missed this news...I admire her greatly, too. What a lovely post about such a great lady!