A Harvest Of BlessingsAngus Buchan
Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3
ONE WINTER’S day, my wife, Jill, and I went to visit my mother. My mother was always a gentle soul. We had a good relationship, and we chatted for a while.
Then, without warning, she burst into tears. “Mom, what’s wrong?” I asked.
She retained her strong Scottish accent her whole life, even though she’d come to Africa as a young girl. “Laddie, it’s no’ the same anymore,” she said. “Something is different.” I thought for a moment, then realized what it was: the Holy Spirit had come into my life, and my mother felt separated from me. I got on my knees and said to her, “Mom, don’t you want the Lord to be your Lord and Savior as well?”
She replied, “Aye, laddie, that would be fine.” With that, Jill and I led my mother to Christ. Another family member had come home!
My father was a different kettle of fish. He refused to talk about politics and religion. After my mom passed away, Dad’s health went downhill, and I decided to talk to him again about Jesus. With my whole family praying, I drove to the hospital where he had been admitted. When I got there, all I could do was hug him and tell him I loved him. He broke down and started weeping. I asked him if he would like to invite Jesus into his heart, and he agreed. When I looked up, everyone was weeping. A nurse said through her tears, “Mr. Buchan, welcome to the family of God!” Six weeks later, my dad went to be with the Lord.
To anyone who might have a loved one who is unsaved: do some fasting and praying, and trust that God will move their hearts.
Jesus, thank You for my loved ones. Let me not weary of praying for their salvation. Amen.