Luke 1:76-78 (AMP)
[to John]“And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
For you will go on before the Lord (the Messiah) to prepare His ways;
77 To give His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
With which the Sunrise (the Messiah) from on high
will dawn and visit us,
During this season celebrating Jesus entry into the human race, He brings to my mind stories of special gifts He has brought into my life. . .
You have reminded me, Jesus, of when my father died. I was concerned about his salvation and had been praying and speaking to him. On his death bed, it seemed he would breathe his last breath then come back. This continued for a while until finally he left to go to heaven. How do I know positively he is in heaven with Jesus?
I asked God why it took him so long to finally die. Jesus asked me, “when was the last time your Dad bowed down to anyone?” I got it; my Dad was a proud man and God gave him time before death to bow down to Him.
Then Jesus gave me a picture~ it was of my father dressed in a white robe kneeling on one knee before King Jesus, (also in a white robe) like a knight bowing before the kings of old. My Dad bowed his heart down to the King of kings and is now knighted to the wonders of a beautiful eternity.
An aside: the night before, my daughter was in a place in another wing where she could see through his window, and she saw an angel in the room with Dad. I believe it was a special angel there to protect him, so he would not die until he had bowed down to Jesus. Thank You Jesus! You do indeed answer prayers!
Jesus, Your gift of salvation through your willingness to go through torturous death to redeem me, us, is the greatest gift that could ever exist! I accept Your sacrificial gift with deep thanksgiving! I will one day join You and my parents in eternity! Thank You Jesus!
Have you accepted Jesus gift of salvation to you?