Live Long on the Earth
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. . — PSALM 91:16
At ninety-four years of age, Sister Foster’s grandmother insisted on making up her own bed and sweeping her own floor. She also washed the breakfast dishes while Sister Foster cleaned up the rest of the house. They had a big house with lots of kids, about eight children all together. At ninety-four, she was washing the dishes and cleaning up the kitchen! She was still very alert!
Each morning at about 10:00 a.m., they would be done with the cleaning, so they would go into the sewing room. Sister Foster would darn socks and patch overalls, while Grandma would read the Bible to her.
But one day at the breakfast table, Grandma said, “I’m going home today.” Mr. Foster, who wasn’t saved then, said, “Well, this is your home.” They thought she was getting old and senile.
After the kitchen was cleaned, Grandma went into the sewing room with her Bible. Sister Foster sewed some of the boys’ overalls while Grandma read to her. Grandma read the twenty-first and twenty-second chapters of Revelation. She read about Heaven. Then she said, “I told you I was going home today. There’s Jesus. Whoo! Glory! I’m going; good-bye.” And she left her body and went home to be with Jesus at the age of ninety-four.
Confession: God has promised me long life. I choose to live long on the earth, to go home when I am full of years and satisfied.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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