Billy Graham Daughter: Crowd Gathering at Pearly Gates to Greet Him

Friday, 28 Feb 2014 02:32 PM

By Drew MacKenzie

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The Rev. Billy Graham will have a crowd waiting for him at the pearly gates of heaven and his wife will be right there at the front, says his daughter Ruth Graham.

In an interview with The Blaze TV, she was asked by host Glenn Beck whether she's "excited" about her ailing 95-year-old evangelist going on to the next life.

"I am," she said. "I sense that there's a crowd gathering at the gate, and mother's leading the charge."

Ruth also told the conservative commentator that all her father wants to hear are the words "well done" from God, and added that she knows "he will," according to The Blaze.

"I think it's going to be two friends greeting each other, who have known each other for years. And it will be very comfortable because [my father] has walked with Jesus for years.

"It'll be a warrior returning to his king laying down all the victories, all the crowns and so forth, laying them at his feet."

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Graham has been struggling with his health at his home in Montreat, N.C., since he was briefly hospitalized in November after his gala 95th birthday party. His wife, Ruth Bell Graham, died in 2007 at 87.

Their daughter told Beck her father would like to meet all the people in heaven he knew from his life who have passed on, and to greet the Lord he served so faithfully.

Ruth also revealed how her father had stood by her after each of her three divorces.

"I divorced my first husband for years of infidelity, and I was the first one to get a divorce in my family, so that was not good," she said.

Ruth said that after she fled her second marriage because of fears of domestic violence, her father was waiting for her when she returned home.

"My father was standing there, and when I got out of the car, he wrapped his arms around me and said 'welcome home.' And there was never any condemnation," she explained.

"That grace changed my life, and it informs what I do today. I want other people to experience the grace of God like my dad gave to me."

Ruth said her third marriage lasted 10 years before "he decided he didn't want to be married anymore." But Ruth said her children have "come through to be wonderful people."

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