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Now Him I Know

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!
 
 
 
 

I Met Jesus

Sometimes I remember when I was all alone.
Sometimes I remember when I had no joy
Sometimes I remember when I had no peace within
But long ago those days came to an end.

I met Jesus. I met Jesus.
The day that I met him my life changed
When I met Jesus He washed away my sin
It seemed like I was born again

Many times the trials of life seem more than I can bear
Many times my mind will drift to things I cannot share
Many times I wonder if his grace will cover me
Then I remember that he came to set me free

I met Jesus. I met Jesus.
The day that I met him my life changed
When I met Jesus He washed away my sin
It seemed like I was born again

I never expected to meet Him. I never thought it was even possible. I was a drifter, a drug addict, a drunkard and a perverted soul. I had every intention of staying that way because I thought I was happy and having a good life. I had a job, I had friends, I had family close. I ran in social circles that supported me and buddies that loved being around me. I had a great job that I really liked, people that respected me in my position, and made pretty good money. I was never one much for material possessions and did not own a lot because I had no need for things. What more could a person want?

Then I encountered Jesus, or should I say he encountered me. It was as unexpected as a bolt of lightning striking me on the head. I had grown up in church but had abandoned it years ago. People had talked to me about Jesus but I thought it just a game to play, another way of life I wasn’t the least bit interested in. But that day, I learned that he loved me. He shed His blood for me. He died for my sins, which were plentiful. He rose again to give me eternal life. Suddenly I knew I had to know Him better and that he wanted, desired and longed for a relationship with me. I will never leave Him now that I met Him. Have you met Him? He is calling to you. Open your ears and listen for His voice.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Help Me To Know You More

As I woke from my sleep this morning
I lifted your name
Your wonderful name

My voice shouted hallelujah
Your worthy of praise
All of my days

Then I thought of your grace
Amazing grace
Wonderful grace to me

Mighty God
Why do you love me so
Watch me and help me grow
All of the grace you show
Mighty God
I am in awe of you
Help me to know you more
Help me to know you more