Hello after Goodbye

2 Corinthians 5:6-8Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

Tonight, my dad is feeling no pain; no longer held back by a body wracked with Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

At approximately 11:10pm last night, my dad crossed over into Heaven.

It was an answer to prayer.

It was all according to His sovereign plan and orchestrated by Almighty God so that He would get the glory.

My Dad was and is a man of faith – but now, his faith is sight.

He joins his mother, my grandmother, and many of his siblings there.

My Mom. My brother, Michael whom I have never met who was stillborn.

But I am sure the One he wants to see the most is the One he served sweetly and humbly for most of his life.

I want to thank you all for your prayers and kind words. Thouhg we may never have met, your thoughfulness and kindness did not go unnoticed, nor will I allow it to go unthanked.

Some of you , knelt in prayer for someone you have never met and yet prayed as if it were one of your closet friends… Thank you.

Grieving will come slowly and the tears have already come – in waves. But there is also a peace that truly passes all understanding. A comfort that goes on when strength fails, when reasoning fails and emotions are raw.

His homegoing service is this next Friday, the 28th.

1 Comment

  1. Your Dad’s voice, both spoken and singing, will be missed as will his bearhugs and laughter. He was a great witness to the Lord and His love and compassion. He will be missed. But we are confident that he has joined the heavenly choir. And we, too, look forward to hearing it someday. Praying for you all.

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