This story written by Karen Matambo, a Compassion Boston Bible Worker.
Cody’s* mother was a Seventh-day Adventist and she tried to introduce her son to her faith even though he chose his own path. At her passing more than 6 years ago, she left him only two things: her Bible and her SDA Hymnal, two gifts that Cody would cherish for years to come.
Then one day, her prayer was answered.
After a friend of ours in Cody’s Assisted Living home passed away, I attended his memorial service. There, by God’s grace, I was granted opportunity to share a few words to comfort the mourning residents. When the service had finished and the room soon cleared, I was met with the question, “You are Seventh-day Adventist, aren’t you?”
I drew closer to Cody wondering how he could have known. We sat down and he told me that the very message I shared was what his mother used to tell him. Cody had strayed, but God was calling him back. He told me about his hymnal and we sat and sang his favorite song, “It Is Well,” together. Before I left, we set a day to meet and study the following week. While Cody is one of many that God is sending our way in answer to our prayers, I often wonder what his mother’s reaction will be to not only meet Jesus in the clouds, but her son also on that glad morning. “What a day of rejoicing that will be.”