But what I wanted to share today is about always being ready. Let me explain.
A lovely woman several years my senior sat next to me. I had noticed her in the terminal as she was carrying a beautiful plant. We exchanged pleasantries and discovered that she was a recently retired teacher. We spoke for some time about schools and teaching.
I can't remember how we got on this topic. I think I mentioned that my previous career was in nursing. I've been at the bedside of many patients when they died. She was quite curious about this and began asking me if I had witnessed any near death or unique situations surrounding death.
I told her several stories. I had no stories of people coming back and talking of bright lights, etc. Only one patient that I can recall had a horrific experience that frightened him after he was resuscitated. But I shared several stories of people who accepted Jesus into their hearts before dying. I told her about Vivian who prayed only three days before her death. At her funeral, I was able to share with her family and they rejoiced as they had been praying for years for this.
I also told this very educated woman about having to be perfect to come before a Holy God. On a scale of 100, maybe Billy Graham or Mother Theresa might be in the 90's but where would we be? And that's where Jesus comes in. He paid the price for our sins by living a perfect life; 100%. Through Jesus we can come before a Holy God and be accepted.
|1 Peter 3:15|
One plants and another harvests.
Always be ready!
Blessings and love,