The question comes from various directions,
but the answer is simple: Any person in his or her right mind, knowing right and wrong, sin and goodness, will go to be with
the one they’ve lived for.
Back in my hometown, there was a man who wasn’t capable of schooling and other things we attribute to "education,"
but he was an absolute wizard concerning dates. You could give him your birth date, or wedding anniversary, or any special
date in our life, and he would not only remember it from that moment on, but he could tell you the day of the week that it
would fall on in a certain year.
And with that, he was good. He was a regular at our church, and there never was a word against him. Whatever his health
and mental condition, it took him at an untimely age…around 30, I would estimate, and I was told by a witness at his
death, that he looked up from his bed and said, "I see angels." My eyes fill with tears now, as I remember it.
And there’s no doubt in my mind, that he is in Heaven.
On the other hand, there are persons with various disabilities, who obviously are not, and
don’t want to be, acquainted with God and Christ. It all boils down to whether a person is accountable, mentally, to
accept or reject Christ. Put it on a level of a child. He or she is safe in the arms of the Lord, until he is to what we
call the "age of accountability," which means that he has a concept of heaven and hell, and who we all are to follow
from that point on.
Bible isn’t more clear than this, so let’s just look to our merciful God, whose love is beyond our understanding.
He doesn’t favor certain persons, and He knows the very hearts of each and every one of us, and will judge us accordingly.
And so, while we’re praying for loved ones,
and the people of Israel, and our government officials, and our family, let’s pray that the Holy Spirit will know how
to deal with the minds of every person, whatever our condition. And pray for me!