I got a text from my sister on Monday. A beloved Aunt has been battling pneumonia since July and has been getting progressively worse. This latest text confirmed that there’s nothing more to do. She signed a DNR (do not resuscitate) order and is ready to be done.
But wait God! I’m in Arizona and she’s in Pennsylvania and I need to speak to her! The last time we spoke she wasn’t sure you were real! Will you let me know if she knows?
I texted my sister back and asked if my Aunt was awake would she call me so I could speak to her. Two minutes later, my phone rang.
Can I just tell you, I was a sobbing mess. Crushed by the thought of my beloved Aunt not knowing Jesus! So thankful for one last chance to press her to see and believe!
As I sobbed, I told her I was sorry that I wasn’t there. And then I pressed. Please tell me you met Jesus! Please tell me you believe and you know he is your Savior!
And she replied, I’m okay. I’m okay. Jesus came to see me this morning. I’m pretty sure it was him. I believe he will be my Savior.
When I got off the phone, I prayed, Lord! Let it be!
Our Father is so loving, merciful, and kind! He answered my prayer so quickly! But it took a few days for the absolute wonder of it all to really sink in.
As I was out walking early this morning, sharing this joyful news with G, it really hit me. God is so faithful! In the words of Jesus:
“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. ”Matthew 17:20 NLT
The crushing sadness I felt on Monday has turned into confident hope today so that I am in full agreement with Paul when he says:
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ” 1 Corinthians 15:55 NLT
Praise God with me! I’m Sharing over at my friend Lyli’s blog today.