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Ruth Graham Is With The Lord

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Martin, Jun 14, 2007.

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  1. Martin

    Martin Active Member

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    "MONTREAT, N.C. — Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87"

    http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/1501035/
     
  2. Bro. Curtis

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    "A good marriage is made of two good forgivers..."

    Ruth Graham.

    She gave up her own missionary dreams to marry Dr. Graham & stay home & raise the kids while he went on his crusades. Praise God for her life.
     
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    Thanks, Martin.

    I am sad for her family's loss and I rejoice for her homecoming.
     
  4. Martin

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    Well, she is home. We have lost a great role model.

    Thanks again Martin.
     
  6. SaggyWoman

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    I am sorry to hear this.
     
  7. jilphn1022

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    Thanks for sharing with us Martin about the loss of a great Christian role model to us all. I will be joining you all in your prayers that God will comfort her husband and family at this time.
     
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    Thanks, Martin, for posting the link to the Memorial Site. We can leave a message of condolences there for the family.

    Lady Eagle
     
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    At the dedication of the Billy Graham library a couple of weeks ago, the normally stoic BG looked close to tears when he described his wife's condition. You could tell he was weary, and hurt for Ruth and her physical suffering.

    Praying for family's comfort...praise God, we don't have to fret for Ruth.

    I do wonder...It wouldn't surprise me if Billy Graham went home very soon...he's not well, and he may be ready.

    Agreeing with many...Ruth was a fine woman of God. She'll be missed.
     
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    The trail of her family from her parents down to her great grandchildren ought to encourage all of us to live for God. What a legacy she leaves for those who follow in her footsteps!
     
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    Please don't hear this the wrong way...

    From minister's perspective, there are easy funerals and hard ones. Certainly...in all deaths there is loss and mourning...but when it comes to offering comfort from the Word and helping people turn to God during stuff like this...a funeral for a Ruth Graham is as "easy" as it gets (Once again...please understand I don't minimize the family's sense of loss or anything like that; but much comfort can be offered to loved ones). Ruth Graham...
    • Knew the Lord, and had a strong relationship with Him.
    • Had a tremendous testimony...especially evident to those close to her (those who knew her best).
    • Was loved by, and at peace with, her family.
    • Had lived a long life.
    • Had her family with her.
    • Was suffering...death came as a relief.
     
  12. mcdirector

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    I hear what you are saying rbell. This is a celebration. It's always easier to celebrate.
     
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    A man I know who owns a funeral home says the same thing because Christians have hope.
     
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    Yes, she was a model for all women.

    I also believe that Billy Graham is heading home soon. He looks forward to being in Heaven.

    Shouldn't we all.....what a day of rejoicing that will be!!!


    Debbie Mc
     
  15. rbell

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    did anyone see the dedication of the Graham library?

    I had the feeling we've seen Cliff Barrows, Bev Shea, and Dr. Graham together for the last time.

    Bev Shea sang "How Great Thou Art"--I wish my young voice resonated like his 98 (!) year-old voice. Cliff Barrows was a great leader, as usual, and Dr. Graham's remarks were humble, and pointed to Jesus, not himself.

    But I got the feeling (especially from Billy Graham) that he was just plain tired. I agree with Debbie...it won't surprise me a bit if he goes on home soon.
     
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    My sadness is certainly not for Ruth - but for those us left who will no longer have her presence among us as a great role model of servant-hood and faithfulness.
     
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    There is one sad aspect of this -- that apparently the Graham family divided rather sharply over the burial site. The press is reporting multiple document signings, sponsored by one or another of the Graham children, with a change to the Charlotte museum site in just the last couple of days. While in some sense it should make no difference to a Christian where she/he is buried, still it is sad if families conflict over this last duty. I had a situation when I was a pastor in which a man's wife and his parents fought over whether he should be buried in a veteran's cemetery (free of charge) or in a private one (megabucks). The parents and the large expenditure won the day, to result in continuing estrangement. I pray the Graham children get peace over this in their own situation.
     
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    Too many give more thought to a burial site once the person is dead than they do to loving the person while he is living.

    100 years from now most likely few will know much about anyone who is living today unless they study much. How many of us know anything about any of the great evangelists during the time when Billy Graham was a kid?
     
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    Ruth was such a wonderful woman. No one could love the Lord more than she. She will be missed by the masses.
     
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    AMEN. She was a loving and strong partner to Billy. I wish I could have heard Billy Sunday and Charles Spurgeon preach but I'm thankful to have lived at the same time as these two powerful servants of God. I look at people like these and ask myself, why shouldn't I be more faithful to our Lord?
     
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