An Only Child
A woman who was dying summoned a friend to comfort her, but it seemed hopeless.
“I’m lost,” she said. “I’ve ruined my life and every life around me. I’m headed for Hell. There’s no hope for me.”
Her friend saw a framed picture of a pretty girl on the dresser. “Who is that?” he asked.
The woman brightened. “She’s my daughter, the one beautiful thing in my life.”
“Would you help her if she was in trouble, no matter how many mistakes she’d made? Would you forgive her if she asked you to? Would you still love her, no matter what?”
“Of course I would!” the woman exclaimed. “Why would you even ask a question like that?”
“Because I want you to understand,” explained her friend, “that God has a picture of you on His dresser, too.”