Today is Monday, September 19th, 2011; Karen's Korner #2156

A handful of years ago Bill & Gloria Gaither did one of their famous "Homecomings"; this one was a celebration recognizing Billy Graham.
Here are a couple of entries from a coffee table book published at that time:
"Dear God, I pray all unafraid (as we're inclined to do)
I do not need handsome man but let him be like You.
I do not need one big and strong nor yet so very tall,
nor need he be some genius or wealthy, Lord, at all.
But let his head be high, dear God, and let his eye be clear,
his shoulders straight, whatever his state,
whate'er his earthly sphere;
And let his face have character, a ruggedness of soul,
and let his whole life show, dear God, a singleness of goal;
Then when he comes (as he will come) with quiet eyes aglow,
I'll understand that he's the man I prayed for long ago."
~ Ruth Bell Graham
"All that I have been able to do I owe to Jesus Christ.
When you honor me you are really honoring Him.
Any honors I have received I accept
with a sense of inadequacy and humility
and I will reserve the right
to hand all of these someday to Christ.
when I see Him face to face.
~ Billy Graham
"Someone told me that when the crusade was over,
Billy Graham would just weep and be stunned
at how many people had accepted Christ.
He would just lie on the floor and weep.
He felt unworthy that God would use him to do that.
~ Cynthia Clawson
"Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come."
Words from the song "Just As I Am"
by Charlotte Elliott
"His lord said to Him,
'Well done, good and faithful servant.."
~ Matthew 25:23