S. D. Gordon — There was an old Christian woman…

There was an old Christian woman whose age began to tell on her memory.  She had once known much of the Bible by heart.  Eventually only one precious bit stayed with her.  “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”  By and by part of that slipped its hold, and she would quietly repeat, “That which I have committed unto him.”  At last, as she hovered on the borderline between this and the spirit world, her loved ones noticed her lips moving.  They bent down to see if she needed anything.  She was repeating over and over again to herself the one word of the text, “Him, Him, Him.”  She had lost the whole Bible, but one word.  But she had the whole Bible in that one word.
S. D. Gordon