What to take with you to Heaven!

download (1)On one occasion the Reformer, Martin Luther, paid a pastoral visit to a young scholar who was in his last illness, and one of the first inquiries made was…

s010“What do you think you can take to God, In whose presence you are so shortly to appear?”

With striking confidence the youth at once replied, “Everything that is good, dear father, “everything that is good!”

“But how can you bring Him everything good, seeing that you are but a poor sinner?” anxiously asked the Doctor.

“Dear father,” at once added the young man, “I will take to my God in heaven a penitent, humble heart, sprinkled with the blood of Christ.”

“Truly that Is everything good,” answered Luther.”

Then good dear son; you will be a welcome guest to God.”