It was a cold January night in Flint, Michigan, and a young person by the name of Kim sat quietly waiting and praying for her mother to trust the Savior. The solemn preaching of the gospel had broken Kim’s mother down in genuine repentance. And then as the preacher explained the way of salvation, Kim’s mother put her trust in Christ. Both mother and daughter rejoiced together, as Kim exclaimed, “Mother, you are now saved like me!”
Eleven months later the hearts that rejoiced that evening were plunged into deep sorrow. As she was returning from Detroit, after being fitted for a dress to be worn as part of a wedding party, Kim was killed in a tragic automobile accident. Her parents were grief-stricken. However, in the strength of the Lord they were able to rise above the loss, comforted that their daughter was, “Absent from the body…present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8). Within a few weeks at least seven of her relatives were saved as a result of her testimony.
If you are not saved, perhaps reading this account will be used to convict you of your need and convince you of the fact that, “It is time to seek the Lord” (Hosea 10:12).