To my dearest friends and family,
I am writing this letter at 4:00 in the morning. I have been thinking about how I would write this letter to tell you how much I love you. I have felt an urgency to tell you about Jesus. I know one day I will die and even though I could live for another 50 years, I want to see you in eternity. If you are reading this letter, it’s because I have been praying for you to know Jesus. Perhaps by now you do. I don’t mean “know who Jesus is”…. we all know Jesus is Lord… The question remains.. is Jesus your Lord?
Before I leave this earth I am determined to make sure you know that Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you. I want you to remember these words from Psalms 90:12 ” So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom… Return, O Lord, how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants”.
You may say, Serve God? I must ask you… Why not? Oh, how good he has been to you and your family. Oh, how he has answered prayers concerning you. He paid the eternal price on Calvary for our sins.
Something for you to think about….
God has already numbered our days. One day will be the last we live.. This may be the last dance….the last smile…the last goodbye. If not from our natural or accidental death… Jesus is coming soon to take those who love him to heaven to be with him forever. This is a fact, weather or not you believe it makes no difference. I have proof by the living word of God in 1st Thessalonians 4:16 ” For the Lord himself shall descend form heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
Please if you don’t know Jesus personally; ask him to come down where you are. Perhaps you’ve not been on speaking terms with God. It’s time to repent… turn from your own ways and go God’s way… .follow him and he will come into your heart and be the center of your life. You have to ask him to forgive you of your sins, you must also forgive others for the wrong they have done to you. The precious Holy spirit of God will comfort you and keep you. You will find peace in his presence. you will have the peace that surpasses all understanding! You will open your Bible and really understand that it is God speaking directly to you.
Beloved, I know that this letter is bold. This is a subject not discussed at family gatherings or in Business meetings. I know however that this is a matter of eternal weight. I must not be silent!
When I go home to be with the Lord, my prayers for you on earth will have stopped. Not very long ago, I lost a cousin. Her death was unexpected as she was in her forties. At her funeral, her Pastor said something I’ll never forget. He said, ” If you are related to Gail, I can promise you she prayed for you. I heard her at the alter weeping over your souls. I’m sorry we have lost such a prayer warrior… especially for you… I pray that someone will continue on your behalf with her fervency.” Whew….. that really put fear in the hearts of her family who knew that God had been protecting them on her behalf. I’d like to think that prayers go beyond the grave. I know my Mother prayed for her children and Grandchildren and God is still answering her prayers all these years after her death. Consider Jesus came to earth just for us! Merry CHRISTMAS! JOY TO THE WORLD… THE LORD HAS COME~