There was a little old cleaning woman that went to the local
church. When the invitation was given at the end of the
service, she went forward wanting to become a member.
The pastor listened as she told him how she had accepted
Jesus and wanted to be baptized and become a member of
the church. The pastor thought to himself, “oh my, she is
so unkempt, even smells a little, and her fingernails are not
clean. She picks up garbage, cleans toilets – what would the
members think of her.” He told her that she needed to go
home and pray about it and then decide.
The following week, here she came again. She told the pastor
that she had prayed about it and still wanted to be baptized.
“I have passed this church for so long. It is so beautiful, and
I truly want to become a member.”
Again the pastor told her to go home and pray some more.
A few weeks later while out eating at the restaurant, the pastor
saw the little old lady. He did not want her to think that he was
ignoring her so he approached her and said, “I have not seen
you for a while. Is everything all right?”
“Oh, yes,” she said. “I talked with Jesus, and he told me not
to worry about becoming a member of your church.”
“He did?” said the pastor.
“Oh, yes” she replied. “He said even He hasn’t been able to
get into your church yet, and He’s been trying for years.”