One thing has changed this sunset for me, and I know it did for Gill. Some weeks ago she sent a message to me via her doctor asking me to visit her in her hospice room. She knew her time was coming and she wanted to get right with God. 'I want to be ready', she said, fixing my gaze with her steady, determined eyes. She did not need religious ritual or fancy prayers, and I didn't give her any. She needed Jesus in her trial, and when we bowed to pray she handed her life over to Him, asking for His forgiveness and inviting Him in. Through our tears it was clear that she understood what she was doing. She was ready then, because Jesus said 'whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life' (John 5:24).
So, goodnight Gill. See you in the morning.