Please say yes to Jesus

Many people may not be aware that the great late actor Jimmy Stewart had a distinguished career in the Air Force and served brilliantly during World War II. He flew 20 combat missions and received numerous medals and citations, including six battle stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Oak Leaf clusters and the Croix de Guerre. After the war, he stayed in the Air Force rising to the rank of brigadier general. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985.

When Stewart left to fight, his father, an Indiana, Penn., hardware store owner, and staunch Presbyterian, slipped a note in his son’s pocket. It read as follows: “My dear Jim boy, Soon after you read this you will be on your way to the worst kind of danger. I am banking on the 91st Psalm to take the place of fear and worry. In the promise of these words I can say no more. I love you more than I can tell you. Dad.”

Psalm 91: “Those who love me I will deliver. I will protect those who know My name. When they call Me I will answer them. I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them with long life. I will satisfy them and show them My salvation.”

Now, I would like to tell you all the message written on a prisoner’s wall. “I believe in the sun even when it does not shine, in love even when I feel none, In God even when He is silent.”

My dear friends, you can show your love every day and do tell someone about our Jesus. He said He would come back when His word was known to every nation and this time He will not be our savior, but our judge. Say yes to Jesus now. Helen Keller has always been my personal mentor. She could not see, neither speak or hear, but knew there was a God.

Bette Creasey Morris

Parkersburg