Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Glory To His Name"1 (Lyrics)
Philippians 3:20 – For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (NKJV)
Vena Poole was totally British, even though she became a Canadian citizen years ago. I wonder how she is taking to her new citizenship in heaven. I hope that they serve high tea there!
At one time, Vena and her husband Ronald sailed a ship, The Lillian, on the west coast of Canada. They navigated the coast carrying supplies and the good news of Jesus wherever they landed.
Vena was able to ring the cancer unit bell denoting the last of her chemotherapy. There, everyone celebrates with those who ring it by applauding and cheering and wishing them well. Vena had little experience with such adulation, so she waved and saluted her audience exactly as Queen Elizabeth would have done. It was indeed a regal moment.
You will find these stories in her books and in her 94 devotionals on the presbycan.ca website. Vena wrote and published four quite successful books and was working on another one about a family in wartime Britain.
Vena would want you to know the truth about Jesus and then pray the prayer following.
Jesus is the Son of God. He died on the cross just for you, just for me, to pay the price for your sin and mine.
Romans 1:4 – By being raised from the dead he was proved to be the mighty Son of God, with the holy nature of God himself. (TLB)
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I do believe that You are the Son of God and that You died on the cross to pay the price for my sin. I believe that You rose from the dead and that You're alive right now. Please come into my life. Forgive my sin. Make me a member of Your family. I now turn from going my own way. I want You to be the centre of my life. Thank You for Your gift of eternal life and for Your Holy Spirit who has come to live in me. Amen.
Now, if you've prayed that prayer for the very first time, you'll want to tell somebody. Vena would be most delighted to meet You in heaven and possibly serve You that high tea!