I walked into the hospital
knowing the person I was about to visit was going to die that day. Her
family had gathered and had asked me to come one last time. She was
almost 80 and the cancer had finally destroyed her body. I only knew her
when she had cancer, but she was always such a strong woman, rarely showing any
signs of the chemotherapy that was killing her and holding off the cancer.
But there I was, her pastor, to
pray and once again entrust her to Christ.
When I walked in her body was
shutting down. It would only be a matter of hours. When I saw her
she smiled and asked, "Pastor, can you bring the anointing oil and pray
for my healing." At the end of her life, she was questioning God's
love for her. How could God allow this to happen? She had enough faith. God should heal her.
And so at the end of this dear
sister’s life, she was questioning and even doubting God's love her. She
had been sold and fully bought a kind of teaching that obscures the cross of
Christ. He had purchased this moment for
her on a cross and had set His love on her for all eternity. Her theology just would not let her see her
I am sure that after she closed
her eyes for the last time she opened them again to experience the love of God
in ways we do not. It was just a terrible way to live and die.
I'm sure that after she closed her eyes, she opened them to experience the love of God in ways we do not - Tweet this