Has it ever occurred to you that, you want someone to come to faith so badly, and he or she does seem to be responding, but then you are just not sure if the person is “really saved”? We turn even more anxious if the person is someone who is near the end of his or her life.
“He doesn’t really grasp the notion of trinity though.”
“She didn’t really pray that sinner’s prayer though.” (I am not a fan of this, but it seems like a good example.)
So is he in? or is she out?
Our worry does little good, though. Here is the comforting truth: God will judge according to the light each one has been given. As we continue to be “dispensers” of Christ’s light which shines through us, we can safely leave the rest to the Lord.
P.S. One night, I suddenly broke down during prayers. There are several people who have been so exceptionally dear to my heart that I want them to come to Christ sooner. I was groaning for I had uttered all that I could in words already.
In despair, the Lord spoke, do you really think I love them any less than you do?
The God that I trust and pray to, is the God whose love is beyond our comprehension. His love, as Ephesians 3 writes, surpasses all our knowledge. And yes, God does love the ones whom we love much more than we do. So much more.