I heard a young Evangelist give an awesome testimony last night about when his grandma was saved. It made me cry and it made me want to dance around the room :-). I’ll tell it as best as I can recall.
As a young boy the Evangelist prayed for his grandma’s salvation every Sunday in Sunday School and continued to pray throughout his adult years. She remained uninterested in the things of God and she never went to church. Then one day, when she was in her 70’s, she called him on the phone and asked him to come over. He thought she just wanted to visit and was going to cook him some breakfast like she always did, but he said there was no aroma of anything cooking as he walked into the house.
His grandma looked at him and said …
I am old and I am dying and I have rejected God my whole life. I don’t want to go to hell, I want to get right with God. Do you think there is hope for me?
The Evangelist opened his Bible and explained God’s Word and the way of salvation to his grandma. She said to her grandson …
Can I do this now, can I get saved now?
And so, in a little house somewhere in the mountains, his weeping grandma became a child of God, another soul came into God’s Kingdom, and the angels in heaven rejoiced.
That night the Evangelist was scheduled to preach in a church. His grandma wanted to go with him and asked him to pick her up. When she was in church that night she walked up to the front of the church and gave testimony of God’s saving grace. She testified of her newfound faith and said …
If God can save me he can save anybody.
Two or three months later she went home to be with the Lord.
It makes me think of my mother who was saved in her 80’s after many long years of praying for her and witnessing to her. I knew she was saved when I heard my her unexpectedly witness to my father and tell him …
You need the Holy Ghost too if you want to go to heaven with us.
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
Amazing grace how very sweet the sound!
Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
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