In memory of
Charles E. Taylor

The Angels Carried Him Home
I first met "Chuck" (Charles) when the Ring of Fire Evangelistic Ministry/Blue Jeans For Jesus started
about 6 years ago.  I am the founding ordained pastor of this ministry.  He came to visit services with
his friend.  Chuck lived in Fairfield , IL.  Chuck had the heart of a child and would do anything for
anyone.  Approximately, a year ago he moved to Olney - so that he could attend services and I could
be his payee.  Chuck loved the Lord and enjoyed helping with the ministry.

I will never forget the night I received the call that the EMT's were doing CPR on Chuck and I needed
to get to the trailer park immediately.  I had just washed my very long hair and it was very wet, so I just
threw on my coat and headed to the trailer park.  When Mom and I arrived they told us to go to the
hospital because that is where Chuck was.  I filled out the information form and then they told me the
news:  Chuck had gone home to be with the Lord. They didn't put it in those words, but I knew that is
what had happened.  I asked to see Chuck and I knew he was at peace and at home with the Lord.  I
told the doctor and coroner that Chuck knew the Lord and he was in the arms of Jesus now, but he
would be really missed.

This is what I think happened to Chuck.  He closed his eyes on this earth and woke up in the arms of
Jesus!  The Lord sent the angels to carry him home.  I believe the Lord sends angels to carry those
who know Jesus home to be with the Lord.  This is shown in Luke 16:22  "The time came when the
beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side."  So, how should we deal with death? We
should not fear it.  Instead we should look forward to the final step in life which will lead to our home in
heaven. This will be a day of rejoicing because we will be with the Lord and reunited with our loved
ones.  Jesus promised we will see him again-John 16:22 "Now is your time of grief, but I will see you
again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy." (NIV)

I wanted to share with others that it is important to be ready for the Lord's return.

1 Corinthians 15:51-55 "Listen, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-in
a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be
raised imperishable, and we will be changed.  For the perishable must clothe itself with imperishable,
and the mortal with immortality.  When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the
mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true. Death has been swallowed up in
victory.  Where, O death is your victory?  Where, O death is your sting." (NIV)

Chuck was ready to meet the Lord and while he was on this earth he spent his time serving the Lord
and sharing the good news of Jesus!  He was a faithful servant at the Angel Food Ministry and was
always saying "Amen" during the preaching.  Chuck will be missed and remembered for his faithful
service and his wonderful smile.  He would always go upstairs before services and sit and enjoy the
music.  But, we know that Chuck is at peace and home with the Lord.

Are you ready to meet Jesus?  If not, why not ask Jesus into your heart and to forgive you of your
sins.  If you would like to ask Jesus into your heart, please pray this prayer: "Dear Jesus, Please come
into my heart and forgive me of my sins and wrongs.  I ask you to guide my steps and protect me.  I
surrender my life and will to you. I give you praise and glory.  In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen."  If
you prayed this prayer, then the next step is to find a church home and be baptised.  Stay faithful to
the Lord until he calls you home. ~ Rev. Kimberly Dreiman


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