Old Cow Belle: The Turning Point (An Easter Message)The old man turned away sadly, putting his arm around his wife’s bowed shoulders.
By: Ina Murray, columnist, Pierce County Herald
The old man turned away sadly, putting his arm around his wife’s bowed shoulders.
Tears glistened on their cheeks as they slowly made their way home. Together, they turned for one last look over their shoulders at the three still forms, the three crosses silhouetted against the setting sun.
The grieving couple sat down to their humble meal, bowed their heads as the old man prayed in his trembling voice, “Father, bless this food you have given us.” And with tears streaming down into his graying beard, he added, “And please have mercy on our son’s soul?”
In silence, the old couple sat, scarcely touching their food. The old woman said, “Did you hear what He said then?”
“Just before the end.”
“Yes,” the old man answered, “He said to our son, “Today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“Well, we do know that He was the Son of God. So then, don’t you think that means that He is going to take our son with Him to Heaven?”
“Yes, I believe so.”
The old man looked up with new light in his sad eyes, “Isn’t it strange, all of our lives we tried to be good parents, and tried to tell our son that living a Godly life would save his soul?”
“And isn’t it strange that in our son’s last moments of his life, he showed us that all of our good works will not save us, only faith in Jesus would?”
“Yes,” the old woman agreed. “It isn’t what we do that saves our souls, but what Jesus has already done for us!”
Copyright 2005 –Ina Murray (From Laugh A Little, Cry A Little).
HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER TO EVERYONE IN HERALD LAND!