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All She Needed

elderly womanAn elderly lady who had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour when she was a child could repeat many verses from the Bible. She had memorized them when she was a child and continued memorizing more verses all her life. She would often say that of all the verses she knew, her favorite was 2 Timothy 1:12: "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day."

In the last years of her life, her memory began to fail. Many of the things she used to remember clearly were now all confused. Even her favorite verse slipped from her memory. Finally, the only part of it she could remember was, "that which I have committed unto Him."

Just before the Lord took her home to heaven, her loved ones noticed her lips moving. They bent down to hear what she was saying, and she was repeating what she could remember of her verse, which was only one word, and she kept repeating, "Him, Him, Him." That one word was all she needed, for in Him we have everlasting life.

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38,39.

Copied with permission from Messages of God's Love published by Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, ILĀ 60101.

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