I was asked to visit a very ill 95-year-old woman. She was hard of hearing and I knew her time was short.
I asked her if she knew Jesus and she yelled her reply, “No! But I’d like to!”
I asked if she were to die, does she know where she’d go?
She yelled again, “Probably hell!”
I loudly explained, “Jesus loves you and wants you to be with Him in heaven someday. If you are willing to turn from your sins and follow Jesus, the Bible tells us that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Would you like to do that?”
She yelled so loudly, I’m sure she was heard outside: “JESUS SAVE ME!”
That was it. I don’t know what’s in her past. Only God knows her heart. But according to Scripture I believe she is saved. The Holy Spirit is now free to indwell her and make changes in the way she thinks and acts. It is never too late.
Have you ever prayed with someone to receive Christ? Would you have handled this situation differently?
- Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13, Acts 2:21
- SONG: JOHN 3:16-18 – Music by Kathleen
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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