Women in Ministry: Ruth Bell Graham
â€œMore than me, she deserves to be here today.â€
—Billy Graham, speaking of his beloved wife at today’s dedication ceremony for the new Billy Graham Library
I watched the live webcast on billygraham.org this afternoon of the dedication service. Bob Souer and a colleague from Blue Ridge Broadcasting did a fine job commentating the live event. My hat is off to the BGEA Internet team (my old compadres) for pulling off an excellent webcast.
There were many interesting statements made, but the one quoted above is the one that resonated the most for me. Perhaps, in part, due to the recent (and ongoing) controversy over this subject. (Mrs. Graham of course could not be there because of her frailty and very poor health.) Bill Clinton was probably the most eloquent. George H.W. Bush broke down in tears a couple of times. I missed Jimmy Carter’s talk, so I’ll have to go back to and watch it again if/when BGEA makes it available online in an archive. All in all, it’s been fascinating to see the Billy Graham Library come to fruition. I can’t wait to visit it myself, sometime next week perhaps, and see the talking cow for myself!