Here we are again. How is it that the prompt word is so apropos every week? I guess I’ll never know but it is in faith that I write on. Yes, another Five-Minute Friday, and sorry this week it’s Saturday but I hate to miss another opportunity to share with to you.
As you read on, you’ll see why. So, set the timer and go!
Father’s Day… How I love to reminisce about my Father’s Day’s long ago. But now, and for the past fifteen years, they are different. I cannot pick up the phone, take a quick ride over or give my dad a well-needed hug.
No, fifteen years ago he went home to be with the Lord. Do I miss him? Oh, you betcha! But just knowing the pain he endured to the end, I know that the Lord took him home and RESTORED my dad to Himself.
And how blessed I was, one specific rainy night while he was in a nursing home for a short stay, for the Father to begin the process of RESTORING my dad to Himself. I stood by his bedside, warm tears streaming down His face as Daddy asked Jesus into his heart.
Oh, what a moment etched in my heart forever. Every time we exchanged glances until he passed, I’d ask, “Daddy, where is Jesus?” He’d get that huge smile on his face from ear to ear and slide his hand over his heart. Never saying a word but knowing our secret of that night would live on forever.
He remembered that night as clearly as I. STOP
Well, the timer’s dinged, but may I add? If your dad is still here, don’t miss the opportunity to hug him, to stop over and visit him, do whatever humanly possible you can do this Sunday. You see, one day, in a blink of an eye, the opportunity will be gone.
And, if your relationship with your earthly father or your Heavenly Father is broken, may this be the Father’s Day, June 17, 2018, to RESTORE it back together like never before.
“Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.” Psalm 80:19
Be blessed and may the Lord grant you His love and mercy this week.
See you next week,
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