Thursday, January 3, 2013
Alice Good. An urge for a 7up. Plus a lesson about Eternity...
I ministered to an 88 yr old lady named “Alice Good” and explained to her that she wasn’t “good” even though she thought she was.
Emmanuel disappeared for a few minutes and when I found him I asked, “What were you doing?” he said, “Putting a lady in bed.”
“You did what!?” I exclaimed.
To which he answered, “Yes. She asked me to lift her up from her chair and put her in bed. So I did. And then the next thing she asked me to do was to change her diaper!…but I called for help.”
“Then she motioned like she wanted a drink and asked me for a “pop” (7up) several times. I guess she really wanted a soda.” He explained.
We went back less than two weeks later with the 7up in hand. We approached her room with excitement to quench her thirst, but she wasn’t there...
She had died.
“Each day brings us closer to death. If your treasures are on earth, that means each day brings you closer to losing your treasures.” - Randy C. Alcorn
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” – Jesus (Matt 6:19-20).
Help us, Lord, to be wise and teach us to store our treasures in Heaven.
“The most important thing in life is to be ready for death. So ready to die that when it comes time to die all you have to do is die. There is a here and hereafter & either in heaven with Christ or banished in hell.” – Bob Jennings (Preached at a Funeral in 2008, Bob Jennings is now with the Lord)