Some years ago, we had a crusade in Santa Barbara. When the invitation was given, a 90-year-old man walked forward at the urging of his grandchild.
His wife had died a few years before. She was a Christian and had prayed for him throughout her life. On her deathbed, she pleaded with her husband to give his life to Jesus Christ. She wanted her husband to know the love and peace she had experienced. But he turned her down.
So there he was at a Harvest Crusade. The service was coming to a close, and as I gave the invitation, his granddaughter said, “Grandpa, do you want to go forward? He responded, “No!”
“Come on, Grandpa,” she said. He told her, “It is cold down there. I don’t want to go down there.” She said, “No, grandpa, I think you will like what you find when you get down there.”
The 90-year-old grandfather asked, “What do you think I am going to find down there?” She replied, “You are going to find love and peace and life.”
So he went forward. He prayed the prayer and asked Christ to come into his life. He said afterward, “Now I know what my wife was talking about. Now I know that I am going to see her again!”
Listen . . . Don’t ever write anyone off. God can still reach them. Keep praying for them!