November 7, 2007
Happy Birthday, Billy Graham
He turns 89, looking back at 2007 with gratefulness and forward to holidays with his family.
Billy Graham turns 89 today. From a press release:
He expressed gratitude for his health, his family and the ongoing hope of being reunited with his wife Ruth in Heaven.
Since the passing of his marriage and ministry partner of nearly 64
years on June 14 this year, Mr. Graham said he has been surprised at the
depth of his grief, but simultaneously encouraged by the commensurate
magnitude of God's grace.
"At times, I feel as if part of me has been ripped out, and in a sense
that's what has happened, because Ruth was such an important part of my
life," he said. "But my faith gives me great comfort, and I can't imagine
going through something like this without strength that only the Lord can
provide. It has been an added blessing that our five children have been so
faithful in visiting and spending time with me -- I am grateful for and
proud of each of them."
"I am looking forward to spending the holidays with family," Mr. Graham
Graham was discharged from the hospital on August 30 after bouts of intestinal bleeding. Currently, he is at home in Montreat, North Carolina.