This truly saddens me. About a year and a half ago I began to play the piano for a choir from my church, who went once a month to sing at the nursing home where Jesse was a resident. Let me tell you, that man had joy shine through his face as he kept time with the hymns and sang along. He would often use his arm almost as if he were conducting right along from where he sat. He was a sweetheart. Last October was the last time that I was there as we ended up leaving that church. I have thought of him often since.
God bless you, Jesse. You touched my heart and I’ll never forget you.
So happy to hear that report from you on seeing Senator Helms in the nursing home where he spent his last few years. Yes, indeed, Senator Helms knew and loved his Savior Jesus Christ and reflected the joy of knowing HIM and serving HIM all through his life.
May his family rejoice in their knowledge that this giant of a man, this champion of freedom from communist butchery and from the damage that liberalism/socialism has done to this nation and to the world, was also their loving, doting grandfather, father, husband, uncle, brother - and that he was a shining witness to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ...right up to his last days on this earth.
Well done, Senator Helms, good and faithful servant of your Lord.