Sometimes I am just amazed at how awesome out God really is. Lord I trust You with all my heart, mind and soul. You are my Fortress, my Hightower, and my Rock. Only in you Lord I put my trust. It just blows me away sometimes on how the Lord uses His sheep. Today I humbled myself before my God and thanked Him for allowing me to be His Servant.
I received a telephone call from one of my Hospice clients' wife asking me if I had the time to come over and set with her husband while she took off shopping for a few hours. Now this particular client of mine is not expected to live much more than a few more months.
What was unique about this phone call was that I had not heard from this client for about two months because he had decided he really didn't need a hospice volunteer watching him. Anyways, I told this lady that I would be there to set with her husband while she ran errands and did her shopping.
When I arrived, John (not his real name) was setting in his recliner chair. John was too weak to come to the door so I let myself in. I said, "John, so good to see you." John told me that he was really happy that I could make it over to set with him. John began to talk about his health deteriating and that being he was a Christian that He wasn't afraid to die. Now it is the policy of hospice that volunteers cannot express their own personal religious beliefs unless the clients brings up the subject.
I thought to myself, Lord thank you for working through John that he trusted me well enough to talk about his faith and his pending death. Even though John had been a Christian for years and had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, he told me that he was a little worried because he didn't know for sure if he was good enough to make it to Heaven.
My heart just went out to John at that moment. I asked John if he wanted me to explain to him how he could be 100% sure, that if he died today, he would be in the loving arms of Jesus. John asked me how I could possibly know this for sure.
At that time, John and I had about a two hour Bible study, meditating and praying on God's word. At the end, John fully understood that when our Lord Jesus died on the cross, he died for our past, present, and future sins, and when our Lord said, "It is finished", He meant that He had paid the price for all mankind to be able to come before a Holy God.
Thank you Lord for this divine appointment.