My heart was burdened today as I read the brief obituary of a lady who had been at the nursing home for a little while. It was probably about a year ago she was there, recovering, and I enjoyed interacting with her. There were opportunities I took to share the Lord Jesus with her. She softened as the weeks went by (even being interested in/accepting a Bible!), but I don’t think she came to church (if she did, it would have only been a time or so), and she stayed firm in her false religion. Christopher and I visited her in ICU when she had a septic infection. Oh, it was sad. A woman who desperately needed Jesus, but who wouldnâ€™t give her life to Him, and she was sad and despondent. I think she allowed us to pray with her, although Iâ€™m not positive on that. After her hospital stay, she must have gone to another care place or home.
The Lord gave her a second chance to accept Him. Now, she has slipped into Eternity. From all I knew of her, it is a hopeless Eternity without the Lord Jesus. Yet, could it be that maybe, just maybe, in her last days, she repented and turned to Jesus. Iâ€™ll never know until Heaven.
Ministering at the nursing home gives us opportunities to share Jesus. It may be the last time they hear about Jesus, but the Lord is giving them another chance.
â€œâ€¦ and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?â€ (Romans 10:14).
Last Tuesday as Grandad and Grandma were coming back from a funeral, they were in a serious car accident. They were both taken to the hospital. Grandma has a broken pelvis and Grandad a broken collar bone. We are praising the Lord for His goodness in protecting their lives, as the accident could have been much worse.
Both Grandma and Grandad were wearing seat belts, which probably saved their lives. I remember when we would go to the park with Grandad and Grandma. Grandad would always ask: â€œDoes everyone have their seatbelts on?â€ before he would start driving. It is a very simple thing to wear a seat belt, and yet so many people fail to take the few seconds that might save their lives!
Grandma spent a few nights in the hospital, but she just came home yesterday! We are happy to have her home. Please pray for Grandad and Grandma as they start down the road to recovery!
Anna for the family
â€œThe angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.â€ (Psalms 34:7)
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