"ThanK you, son! And God bless you!"
Well, the following Sunday morning in church,
Pastor Dad was in
the pulpit and as the service began he asked,
"Does anybody have
a testimony or want to say anything?"
Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly
lady stood to
As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance
came from her
face. "None of you in this church know me. I''ve
here before. You see, before last Sunday I was not
My husband has passed on, some time ago, leaving
alone in this world. Last Sunday, being a
particularly cold and
rainy day, it was even more so in my heart ... as
I came to
the end of the line where I no longer had any hope
or will to
"So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the
stairway into the
attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to
a rafter in
the roof then stood on the chair and fastened the
other end of
the rope around my neck.
"Standing on that chair, so lonely and
brokenhearted, I was
about to leap off when suddenly the loud ringing
of my doorbell
downstairs startled me.
I thought, ''I''ll wait a minute, and whoever it
is will go away.''
"I waited and waited but the ringing doorbell
seemed to get
louder and more insistent and then the person
started knocking loudly.
I thought to myself again, ''Who on earth could
Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me!''
I loosened the rope from my neck and started for
door, all the while the bell rang louder and
"When I opened the door and looked, I could hardly
eyes! There on my front porch was the most radiant and
angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life!
His smile! Oh, I could never describe it to you!
And the words
that came from his mouth caused my heart, that had
dead, to leap to life as he exclaimed with cherub-like
''Ma''am, I just came to tell you that JESUS
REALLY DOES LOVE
"Then he gave me this Gospel tract that I now hold
in my hand.
As the little angel disappeared back out, into the
rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word
of this Gospel
tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope
I wouldn''t be needing them any more.
"You see, I am now a happy child of the KING, and
address of your church was on the back of this
Gospel tract I
have come here t.o personally say, Thank yo. u. to
angel who came just in the nick of time, and by so
my soul from an eternity in Hell."
There were now no dry eyes in the church. As
shouts of praise
and honor to the KING resounded off the very
rafters of the
building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to
the front pew
where the little angel was seated.
He took him in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably.
church has had a more glorious moment aid probably
has never seen a Papa that was more filled with
love and honor
for his son, except for one:
This Father, God, also allowed His Son, Jesus, to
go out into a
cold and dark world. He received His Son back with joy
unspeakable, and as all of Heaven shouted praises
and honor to
the King, the Father sat His beloved Son on a
throne far above
all principality and power and every name that is
There may be someone, reading this, who is also
going through a
dark, cold, and lonely time in your soul.
You may be a Christian, for we are not without
problems, or you
may not yet know the King. Whatever the case and
problem or situation you find yourself in, and no
dark it may seem, I want you to know that I just
came to tell
you, "JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU!"