Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Father's passing

Thank you to all of you who offered prayers for our family and sent us words of consolation on the recent passing of my father on January 9, 2014.
It was a rough road with many decisions to be made. Dad was well taken care of in the hospital and hospice. He was comfortable.
My brother said it well in the funeral service which we had in the same church where mom and dad were married. My brother's remarks drew a wonderful parallel analogy. He told me these were not from him, but that they came to him in a dream. He related how my dad was well known for helping so many people by getting things for them and fixing things for them. But, as my brother related, my dad often would get frustrated at things while working on them. He would yell at them and talk to them in frustration. So, it wasn't that he enjoyed the actual work, but he did it in order to help people and have a relationship with them. He was a people person.  The analogy that my brother related was from my dad to God. My brother related that God also didn't necessarily enjoy being crucified for us, to save us from our sins (when we wander from him), but Jesus Christ made the sacrifice because he wanted a relationship with us. He cares for you. Consider allowing him to come into your life.

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

4 comments:

Kelly Milosavljevich said...

That's a powerful analogy. Interesting timing on his dream, isn't it? God (and your father too) is all around us.

Kelly Milosavljevich said...

What a powerful analogy. Interesting timing for his dream, isn't it? God (and your father too) is all around us and He works in mysterious ways.

Kelly Milosavljevich said...

What a powerful analogy. Interesting timing for your brother's dream, isn't it? God (and your father too) is all around us and He works in mysterious ways.

Andrey DurĂ¡n said...

That's a nice analogy. I am very sorry for your loss and all the suffering you and your family are going thru. I just want to quote apostle Paul's words on Acts 24:15 'And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous' He as well as the first century Christians had the resurrection hope written very deep on their hearts... I know you too. This is one of the most marvelous promises of God, and we are looking forward to see it accomplished.