I walked into the nursing home that day knowing very soon I would leave in tears I was here to visit a dear old friend who was slowly losing his mind And I was with his wife of over 50 years As we walked into his room I saw his children there three boys and one lovely daughter They were standing by his chair; the girl was sitting down, And they were sharing in a little bit of laughter He did not know those he’d known all his life He did not know his children; he did not know his wife As they tried to smile they were holding back the tears They had faded from his mind throughout the years. His wife walked up beside the bed and smiled and he returned a look of wonder and a sigh She said “How are you today my dear. I’ve missed you oh so much” And she reached out and gave a gentle touch The old man looked bewildered she was there. He said “Do I know you? Why do you care?” As she held back the tears, she said “I am your wife, And we’ve been together nearly all our lives” He did not know those he’d known all his life He did not know his children; he did not know his wife As they tried to smile they were holding back the tears They had faded from his mind throughout the years. She turned to leave the room, but they looked back to her life’s love And she uttered one more thing before she left the room “Jesus Loves You, this I know” were the final words she said And the old man’s eyes got big and he lifted up his head “Now Him I know! He’s the Savior of my soul! I gave my life to him so many years ago.” His wife came running up, and with a hug she kissed his cheek She said “Soon you will see him, and you’ll walk on golden streets” Yes, Him I know! He’s the one who makes me whole I will walk with Him in heaven, walk on streets of gold And even though I don’t know much down here on earth below Quite soon I’ll be in heaven because – Him I know! Many of us know a lot of people. We may know business owners who can help us figure out what product will best suit our needs. We may know plumbers who can come in a fix a clogged drain or hook up a new sink. We may know the mailman who faithfully delivers the mail every day. We may know electricians, and pastors and politicians and many other people who can help us get through life. We may have a bevy of friends who can come to our aid in times of trouble. It’s good to know a lot of people! But there is only one that matters/ Knowing Jesus as my personal Savior is the only way to get to Heaven. He said He is the way and that no one goes to the Father except through Him. We must know Jesus! Do you know Jesus today. If not, ask Him to forgive you of your sins. Make Him Lord of your life today. It is a decision you will never regret. I pray everyone who reads this knows Jesus!
Now Him I Know
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