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PROPOSITION She was a trophy of God’s grace.
1A. FIRST, BECAUSE SHE PROFESSED TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST, but for many years, like so many professing Christians, she wasn’t really converted.
2A. THEN, LATE IN LIFE SHE CAME TO POSSESS AND TO BE POSSESSED BY JESUS CHRIST, HER SAVIOR
1B. As the Song of Solomon says, in 6.3, “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.”
2B. She was baptized right behind me. How good is God that she was saved, even though she was very old.
3B. And how did this all come about so late in her life? #1, The means of grace. She regularly and faithfully attended Church. #2, The mercy of God. Most people are not saved. Most people will not get saved. But God was merciful to her.
3A. NEXT, SHE WAS PRESERVED IN JESUS CHRIST (Jude 1)
1B. Her son was reading this verse when he was notified that she had passed to glory.
2B. “Preserved” means to keep safe, to guard, to watch over, to keep safe from harm.” This responsibility is assumed not by a believer, nor by a preacher, but by the Chief Shepherd, Himself, Who watches over the souls of His Own.
3A. FINALLY, SHE WILL BE PRESENTED
When? I don’t know for sure, but this is how I imagine it to take place. It will be a formal presentation, with great ceremony and majesty.
1B. She will be presented to the Savior (2 Cor 11.2)
2B. By her own Savior she will be presented to the Father (Jude 24)