Heaven welcomed another resident this week. Ruth Bell Graham, Billy's beloved wife, slipped into the arms of Jesus and we will miss her. What a legacy she left!
One of my favorite books over the years was her, "Prodigals and Those Who Love Them". Try to get your hands on this book if at all possible. It is filled with excellent insights on those who have strayed from the desired path and the godly means through which we can bring them back. Of course prayer is the greatest weapon we can use.
This book has quotes from some of the greatest Christian writers over the centuries and prose and poetry by Ruth herself.
Here's one written from the heart of a mother:
a mother's praying
low and quiet:
Listen what her tears
see her heart
upon its knees;
lift the load
from her bowed shoulders
till she see
You, Who hold
the worlds together,
hold her problems
in Your hands.
And, here's a quote by J. Sidlow Baxter that Ruth included:
"Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons - but they are helpless against our prayers." - J. Sidlow Baxter
Let's pray for Billy Graham and his family during these difficult days!