It’s never too late — Jesus loves you!

A friend of mine shared this today, and I wanted to repost it, because it’s a beautiful story of late wages.  Whether it may be a lifetime of atheism or agnosticism, or one of great sin.  There is hope.  Whether one has rejected Christ until their last breath, there is hope until they die.  Even in something as difficult as Alzheimers or Dementia, where there is still breath and life, there is hope.  Here is my friend’s account.

The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have hope in Him.”

Lamentations 3:22-23

Late wages

I wrote this a couple of years ago for Father’s Day even though my dad died in 2008. I wanted people, with elderly, sick, demented and utterly dependent parents whose days on this earth are near to drawing to an end to know that Almighty God, the maker of Heaven and Earth, Whose mercies are new every day, still saves. As long as someone is alive there is hope.

I pray this encourages you.

Jun 19, 2016, 8:50am

I’ve made some new friends since telling of my dad… It’s father’s day so I’m going to share his story and mine.

My dad was not a particularly good provider although we didn’t want for anything — it was security and peace that we lacked… He was unpredictable and unsatisfied… We moved often in search of that which, for him, could not be defined.

He was a genius and he was tortured by his intellect. He was my greatest protector… a man’s man, a tough guy, and the source of my greatest harm. I would refuse to see terrible wrongs. I would not dare let anyone speak poorly of him. I idolized him.

He was astoundingly arrogant; probably the product of his great intellect but even before I was born again I remember being nervous for him when he would thump his chest and tempt God to ‘bring it on’.

He grew older never finding that which could satisfy his wounds. As he aged and dementia took its toll he found himself in assisted living for a few short weeks following what should’ve been a simple hip replacement. My dad, the tough guy, was powerless and weak but not so weak that he wasn’t angry, bitter and hateful.

During those weeks the Savior of the world, long-suffering, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance, moved in a way that, even now, moves me to weep thinking of His mercy, omniscience, and power.

Through the kindness of a nurses’ assistant who shaved my dad’s face and finished by thanking him; my dad, who in more than 57 years had never cried, began to cry.  The result of that long, long night would be a man who would acknowledge that Jesus is God and trust that through Him he could go to heaven.

For the next three days he was clear, coherent and articulate and, most of all, gentle – very gentle. During those three days God would restore his mind, give him peace and heal a family of profound wounds and I would hear my father pray his first prayer asking Him to care for us. Then He would take my father home.

I didn’t have the perfect earthly father and I was far, far, far from the perfect earthly daughter…. but I have witnessed first-hand miraculous timing, ‘coincidences’, supernatural forgiveness and the mercy and compassion of the God of heaven and earth mocked for decades rescue my father from the edge of a burning fire and give him eternal life.

My father lives <3 Will you? Jesus died for you, bore your sin at the cross, was buried in your place and was raised from the dead and lives forevermore.

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  John 3:36

One way or the other you will answer this question: Believest thou this?

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?  She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”  John 11:25-27

To my friend who wrote this, I also get tears whenever I hear this.  I love Ewe.

Have more questions about how to receive the free gift of eternal life?  

7 Responses to “It’s never too late — Jesus loves you!

  • Dennis M
    6 years ago

    This is an incredible story, very uplifting, moved me to tears and prayer thanking God for His unspeakable gift. God is good beyond all knowing!

    • The first time she told me Dennis, we were both weeping together. She and her mom are precious, and now get to see him again when we all go to be with the Lord. Thank God for His goodness to us (Ps 107).

  • Thank you for sharing. God bless you I really needed to read this.

  • Hey, Holly. I’m going to try and post this in my daughter’s group,
    Meditating on the word.
    Cause I have no idea on how to post this otherwise.

    • Thank you Cindy, seems to be posting o.k., just not allowed to promote the actual article for whatever reason…

  • Martinguari
    6 years ago

    Hi All im newbie here. Good article! Thx! Love your stories!

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