is never too late - 94 year old Grandma accepts Jesus
My name is Bob. I am a missionary.
September 1979, Patty and I joined the staff of Jews for Jesus. We've lived
in San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, New York, and in 1998 we packed up and moved with our three children to Sydney Australia.
When you hand over the reigns of your life to God you never know where you will end up. But it's always an adventure! <BR
few words about my Grandma Bessie. She never wanted to have anything to do with the person of Jesus for as long as I could
remember. Whenever I would try to bring the subject, she would flick the back of her hand in the air to indicate her disinterest.
She refused even to pronounce the name "Jesus."
When Grandma was put in a nursing care facility it had nothing to
do with her wits but rather the frailty of her aging body. One October morning I went there for an early visit. Rarely would
I bring my Bible to visit her because she had made it so clear so often that she was not interested in hearing anything from
the Bible. Nevertheless, I brought it in that day. I began speaking to the charge nurse assigned to Bessie's floor. She wanted
to know what I did for a living, and I told her I work with Jews for Jesus. She was thrilled, since she too was a believer
We spoke about eternal things as I approached Bessie's room. As soon as I walked in the door, Grandma greeted
me with, "What was it you were talking about just now?" Matter-of-factly I answered, "We were talking about the forgiveness
of sins that Jesus can offer and eternal life that He brings.""I would like to hear more about that," she announced. My jaw
nearly hit the ground. With surprise and delight, I opened the Bible and began reading to her. I could almost see something
going on in her heart and mind as she listened.
After thirty minutes of conversation, I asked Grandma, "Would you
like to accept God's forgiveness through Jesus now?" And at the age of 96, she did! The peace and joy that flooded her soul
were clear. Her eyes lit up and her face shone. She continued to shine for five more years, until, at the age of 101, she
left this earth and went to meet her Messiah face to face.
If you want to know the truth about Jesus, it doesn't matter
if you are young, old or in between. Please ask God to tell you what is real. If you think it would help to talk to another
Jew who believes in Jesus, I hope you will contact us.