Monday, May 21, 2007
My Grandma way back when...I loved going to her place. It was a woman's paradise or so it seemed to me. She was separated from her husband who was an alcoholic, but would never hear a word against him. Her flower beds were wonderful and there were always bouquets in the summertime and house plants blooming in the wintertime complete with earthworms in her potting soil. Oh the good memories I have of visiting Grandma. Fresh baked bread she held against her shoulder to slice...imagine how safe that was! Lots of novels and needlework and always at least two cats purring around your ankles. She made her own applesauce and it made the nicest finish to a meal with red hot cinnamon hearts melting in it. She wasn't the ideal Mother to hear my Mom tell it and I believe her, but she made a dandy Grandma. She had 7 children and raised some of them by herself...plus worked at a local glass factory and worked a huge garden. She eventually had something like 17 strokes...that eventually took her life. At the that time our own precious daughter was in a major hospital fighting a losing battle for her own life. Losing only in this life...she was lifted up out of her body after it shut completely down and was carried to heaven to be with Jesus immediately afterwards. We shall see her again....in the sweet by and by. Jesus said..."I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" My heart answers with Mary, "Yea, Lord; I believe..." If you are 'saved' you will be absolutely sure that you are going to heaven when you die. If you are not sure, find out why while you still have the life and health to do so. Life is swiftly passing and eternity is closer than we realize. "Ye must be born again" .