Thursday, 19 July 2012
One of the congregation members was a very godly eighty-seven year old woman called Flory Shore, who underwent serious surgery. Flory had been told that her prospects of recovery were very slim.
Thankfully, she survived the surgery. As she opened her eyes, one of the first things she saw was the blurred image of her doctor, dressed in his white jacket.
She smiled and said, ‘Hello God! I’m Flory Shore.’
Joy commented that this demonstrated two things. First, it showed Flory’s humility. She did not expect God to know who she was. Second, it showed her absolute certainty about the resurrection and where she was going.
Her certainty about the resurrection was based on the cornerstone of Christianity: the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the first Easter day.
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