Friday, June 15, 2007

A Quiet Hero

Hello, F.O.T.E.'s,
I've just read a news story about the passing of Ruth Bell Graham, Rev. Billy Graham's wife. The article pointed out that as a young lady, she had wanted to be a missionary to Tibet. The Lord had different plans for her, though, and she chose the way of being a wife to Billy Graham. Of course, at that time, he wasn't BILLY GRAHAM. :-)
Anyway, if she had gone w/ her plan, becoming a missionary, I wonder if we'd ever have heard the names "Ruth Bell" or "Billy Graham." You know the saying, "Behind every great man is a great woman." I do believe that is true.
Certainly, seeking notoriety is *not* to be our goal in this life, but in the Grahams' case, it pleased God.
I was already praying this week, asking the Lord to show me how to better promote and support my husband, my beloved Ram. I firmly believe that the fulfillment I now enjoy in this life is well worth any earlier plans I may have "given up."
Gotta run...The Ram returns home tonight after a two week school in OH. I've got some business to take care of so that we can enjoy the homecoming this weekend. :-)
Hey, y'all keep your wool dry!!
The Ewe

3 comments:

Lisa-Anne said...

Hello my dear! *HUGS*
I just love and appreciate you so much, words can never tell the half. What a blessing you are!
Loved your post!
Miss you terribly! :) Kiss all the children for me!
Love,
Lisa-Anne

Sherral said...

I read something about her not being the woman behind the man, but the woman beside the man. I like that. She was truly a great example to Christian women.

Your post stepped on my toes a bit. Not sure I've been the help-mate my hubby needs lately.

Alipurr said...

hope the homecoming weekend went great!
somehow i have missed several of your posts, ha ha
& now am having to catch up, in between nursing baby boy & taking care of my sweet girls