One day I paused by her wheelchair and looked down into that all too familiar empty stare. I felt so challenged, so helpless in the face of that unyielding silence. If there were only some way I could penetrate the barrier. Previous attempts had resulted in absolute frustration.
On a whim I took her hand and said, “Jesus loves you, doesn’t He?” Her eyes brightened as she responded, “Uh-huh!” “And you love Him, too, don’t you?” Same response! I was ecstatic! Yet immediately the lights went out once again. Further conversation proved to be futile.
However, all was not lost from experiencing those few mysterious moments. Once again, I was reminded of something very important. Though we may be locked out, Jesus still has a key.
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