Jill Jarrell Newsome
Today I was honored!
Yesterday I was informed that an older gentleman I know was dying. I have only been around him a few times and he would only knew me in that particular environment. It was a very quick illness and I had an urgent need to do something for him. Not knowing the family and being hours away I knew I could only pray for him. I immediately began praying peace and comfort for him.
His worldly concerns were heavy on my heart and I prayed that God would take them from him. I woke up in the early morning hours with him on my mind. I began to pray again. I learned this morning that he had passed during the night. I gave praises for his life; him no longer suffering and for him being with his Lord and Savior for all eternity.
It was during that prayer that I was flooded with emotion of what an honor it is to pray on someones behalf! To me, death is the most important time of your life! For a Christian, like him, they know they are going to meet Jesus and live in Heaven. For non believers they can still ask Jesus into their hearts and make Him their Lord and Savior. This is one decision that affects your whole life and the one to come!!
Years ago, my mom told me when someone comes to your mind that may be the Holy Spirit nudging you that they need your prayers. I believe that and I believe that is why I woke up with him on my mind. What an honor to get to be a part of my friends transition into heaven!