Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jews for Jesus, and my Mom

I just read that Moishe Rosen, founder of Jews for Jesus died. I feel privileged to have seen him in person many years ago. I am always so amazed by people that are saved out of religions that are so entrenched against Jesus. Mr. Rosen was brilliant and funny and had a passion for Jesus - obviously! My Mom and Dad have been long-time supporters of Jews for Jesus, so it strikes me as wonderful that Mr. Rosen will be in heaven when my Mom gets there. I hope they will meet and talk; I suppose they will.

When I was first in Boise last month, Mom was still in the hospital and we thought death would be imminent. I talked with Mom about heaven and what I thought it might be like. I asked who she was most looking forward to meeting (besides Jesus, of course) and she replied "Mary". I thought "Mary who?" as the faces of different Mary's she has known whizzed through my brain. Another "DUH" moment for me. MARY - The mother of Jesus!

We talked more about heaven, and I really don't remember the context of this part, but it is a memory I won't likely forget. You see, my Mom has always been very industrious - hard working. Not in the maniacal way that some women are (which drives me crazy!) but she has just never been lazy for a moment. As I talked about my imaginings of watching history play out on a sort of giant movie screen, Mom said "There will be so much work to be done." I laughed out loud at her! I mean, here I am thinking of sitting back watching the action and Mom is BUSY - working in the kingdom!


SprinklerBandit said...

She always got an incredible amount of work done. Grandpa and I are definitely coming to appreciate that. ;-)

bristowmom said...

Amazing, isn't she?

I know your help there is much appreciated, if not often articulated. I hope you are able to enjoy some time with Grandma also. She is a treasure trove of godly advice.

bristowmom said...

Oops - I think that should be "Godly" advice.

jmw said...

That's a cool story. I didn't know it.

bristowmom said...

Paul must have been there with us. I knew either you or Paul were there, just couldn't remember which of you it had been. Sorry! I was a bit foggy.