You Will Be With Me

lightstock_77238_small_sandra_Millie Young, a missionary to Colombia, tells a story about a wonderful godly couple, Don Jesus and Doña Lola, who were an inspiration to her when she first entered the missionary field.

Before he was saved, Don Jesus was anything but good. He was a military man who followed orders. One time he and his men were told to kill all the Christians living in a village. They carried out their orders in a most egregious manner. They sealed the exits to a small building where the Christians had gathered, poured kerosene around the outside walls, and set it on fire. The Christians inside sang hymns praising Jesus until they could sing no more.

Don Jesus was bothered. He went home to his wife who he found praying by the side of their bed. For you see, she was a Christian. That night, he asked Jesus to come into his heart. Don Jesus became a new man—a man who devoted his life to his Savior.

Millie accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of fifteen having committed no horrible sins by the world’s standards. But she realized that she was a sinner who needed forgiving.

Both the man, who committed atrocious sins, and the lady, who was considered good by all who knew her, accepted Jesus and spent the rest of their lives serving him. Both were used powerfully by God.

Have you told Jesus you want him to forgive you, and you want to spend eternity with him?

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43