Thursday, June 14, 2012


Another Testimony of Ruth Ann Lehman

This was shocking when I first heard it and want to share it all with you because it is true, and comforts and encourages us that God is who He says He is and that He does care about us very intimately and individually. Sometimes we struggle with the reality that we didn't live 2000 years ago and never saw Jesus or touched a disciple or knew if this was all real or not. I tell you the truth, if you met Ruth Ann then you knew a disciple of Christ. Here is just one piece of evidence.

Shared by John Lehman, husband of Ruth Ann:
To those of you who loved her, and knew how she deeply cared for everyone she touched, and of her desire for Heaven, let me share this story.
As I cleaned everything out of the car this morning, this picture was in the car (notice the verse at the bottom). I had not taken it out of the trunk of the car after using it last week at the Morton Vacation Bible School. They told me that when they arrived at the scene, they found this picture, not in the trunk, but laying face-up on the ground next to Ruth Ann. Fly home my beautiful bird - we will love you always.

Then Wendy Schwab, a close friend of Ruth Ann's, shared this correlation:
Ruth was an amazing and precious friend. She treasured and tended the things that mattered. On her window sill above her kitchen sink her daily calendar of bible verses had Matthew 25:21 (The servan'ts master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master)....she read this on the morning of the day she was taken home...we cling to the promises and weep at our loss. Ruth Loved with Abundance!

Wow. This is a miraculous revelation of the Father to us and to Ruth Ann's family. Not only did this picture end up out of the trunk and beside Ruth Ann, but at her home, on her daily calendar, the same scripture was displayed. And not just the same scripture, but two verses that specifically come from Jesus as He welcomes home to heaven a good and faithfuls servant. Ruth Ann was faithful with the tiny things of life, which I believe was the foundation for her being faithful with the big things of life, the souls and hearts of others. In Matthew 12 we hear a story of God's chosen servant, Jesus. In verse 20 it says "a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory"...this is how I would describe Ruth Ann. I am challenged by her life and inspired in her death. To God be the glory, great things He has done!!!

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Sounds like an amazing woman of God! I look forward to meeting her one day in the future in heaven!

In the beginning when you mentioned about how we struggle to procure evidence of Jesus' existence or the veracity of his disciples' testimony, I was reminded of what one person told me after I preached last Sunday in a deaf church. She had a sister-in-law who refused to believe in Christ because she hasn't seen him with her own eyes. One pastor approached her and showed her a picture of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and asked her, "Do you believe that they existed?" She replied in affirmation, and he pressed further, "Do you still believe in them even though you haven't seen them with your own eyes?" She affirmed that again, then he presented her a picture of Jesus. "Do you believe him, even if you haven't seen him with your own eyes?"

She became a believer immediately after this encounter, and she now has a relationship with the Lord.

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