It's Never too Late
Everyone knows that death is inevitable. No one will escape it. Even our Lord and Savior had to face death... Granted he beat death but that is another blog post entirely (#Easter #spoileralert).
My grandmother has lived a long and full life filled with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She reveled in the fact that she had a giant family, especially around Christmas! She would plan all year for Christmas... Literally ALL YEAR, it was crazy but amazing.
She has been living with Cancer, Dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's for a few years now and let me tell you, this woman grabs life by the shirt collar and holds on tight. I've never met another person with such a desire to live and I am proud to be her granddaughter. She has not passed yet, praise God, but as I stated before it is inevitable.
This post is obviously dedicated to her but also to everyone who has accepted the Lord later in their lives and anyone who will in the future accept Him. At the age of 86 my grandmother finally accepted God into her heart and wanted him to lead her life. She wasn't close to death and she had believed all her life that he was real but something clicked after all that time and she finally understood His love.
Everyone is welcome in the Kingdom of Heaven. EVERYONE. We are all worthy because we are all God's children. We all sin equally (I've definitely said a bad word a time or two) and we can all be forgiven. Don't give up your journey with God even during the toughest of moments. Even as our family is struggling with knowing the fact that she won't be here for much longer, we know where she will end up and that is the most comforting gift we could ever be given.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
Revelation 3:20 - Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will have supper with him, and he with me.