The Bible records that Moses was the most humble man--ever. I think that in our day, Billy Graham exhibits Moses' like qualities.
The 88-year old Graham, received praise and accolades during the opening of the Billy Graham Library on May 31, 2007. Hailed as the most well-known minister of all time, he impacted an estimated 210 million people in 185 countries over six continents in his 60 years of service. That's something to be proud of.
Billy Graham's childhood home, left, and the new Billy Graham Library, right, are shown in Charlotte, N.C.as shown on MSNBC.msn.com.
During the Library Dedication ceremony, three presidents--President Carter, President George H.W. Bush and President Clinton--paid tribute to the elderly statesman of the Gospel. President Bush called Graham a "spiritual gift to all of us." That kind of praise could go to your head.
Franklin Graham addresses the guests at the library dedication while his father and three presidents look on.
Billy Graham, frail and leaning on his son Franklin, briefly spoke after having received the accolades and praise from presidents and others. He said, as reported on CBSNews.com, "This building behind me is just a building. It's an instrument, a tool for the Gospel. The primary thing is the Gospel of Christ."
Other guests reported that Billy and Franklin Graham's main concern for the event was that this same Gospel was preached to those who attended the ceremony. Well done, good and faithful servant. You are a humble man of God.
Sadly, Billy Graham and his family, returned to the library for his wife's burial yesterday, June 17, 2007. Ruth Graham was laid to rest at the foot of a cross-shaped walkway in the woodsy Prayer Garden.