Last Sunday, one of the nursing home residents told me she sent her visitors home early so she could attend the church service. I thought this can only be the Lord drawing this dear soul to Himself. During the service I noticed a certain look upon her face. I’m not sure how to describe it, maybe a look that said I don’t fully understand, a sort of troubled look. After the service I asked if she understood what was being said. She said she didn’t understand completely, but she understood that she needed to be born again if she wanted to go to heaven when she died. The fact that she had ears to hear that much is significant. She wanted to know if she became born again could she stay in the religion that she was brought up in. (Her religion is Roman Catholicism, the idolatrous religion that I came out of.) She said her mother taught her that everyone prayed to God in their own way and we would all find out more when we died. I said my mother taught me things also, but that both of our mother’s were wrong. But I also told her that my mother was born again when she was in her late 80’s. She said does that extend to the age of 92. I was surprised to hear how old she was. She said her “religion” was deep within her and it was going to be hard to change at her age. I ministered to her and encouraged her to have an open heart and to believe God’s Word.
The Gospel is salvation’s call. Family can be a great hindrance to that call. Please pray for this soul if you are a born again Christian. We have been praying and hoping that we see an 11th hour salvation. Praise God!
1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Hebrews 11:24-25 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;