When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:4, NKJV
News has spread quite rapidly with regard to Billy Graham's wife Ruth, as her health condition has begun toward the beginning of a new life in Heaven.
A press release from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association announced that Mrs. Graham had slipped into a coma this afternoon around 12:40 p.m.
Billy and Ruth met while students at Wheaton College and after graduation in August of 1943 they married and began their first pastorate at a Baptist church in the Chicago suburb of Western Springs.
Billy and Ruth have been married for nearly 65 years. An amazing milestone achievement for such a couple.
Billy's occupation as an evangelist has taken him all over the world and in the early part of his ministry, he was not home very much to help his wife Ruth raise their five children. Yet, they remained married and I'm sure had to endure some very difficult trials in their lives while continuing to keep Jesus Christ at the center of their lives, their marriage and their family.
In today's society, we see couples who are divorced within a short time of their marriage. How sad this is! I personally know of a woman who was married in July of 2006 and filed for divorce just 6 or 8 months later. What the reason was I have no idea, but it just saddens me to see something like that happen to a young couple so early in their lives.
Without much further commentary, my heart and prayers go out and up for the entire Graham family. I pray that yours will too.
How awesome it is to know that when Christ has become your life, having lived for Him, spoken to others about Him and leading people to knowing Him, Jesus Christ Himself will meet you personally at the very moment you enter into Heaven.
Death is nothing to be feared for the Christian man or woman. Only something to greatly look forward to.
May God comfort the Graham family as they wait patiently for the Lord Jesus Christ, to bring Ruth home to Heaven.
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2, NKJV.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.