A Memory on Father’s Day

Father’s Day 2011. It was only about a week before Father’s Day 2004 when I last saw my dad. His health was very bad and was deteriorating swiftly. What I recall most about that visit was that we talked, cried, and prayed for three days. He reconfirmed his faith in Christ during those days, and just before I left, he told me he considered those days to have been appointed by God.

He also requested that I speak at his funeral. It came four months later. Although it was difficult, and I had a hard time keeping my composure, I could speak with confidence on that day because I knew he had prepared himself to meet another Father—this one in heaven.

Father’s Day should make us think more about the role of God the Father. His desire is to provide the new birth to everyone, and add sons and daughters to His family. The nice thing is that His family is still growing.

Jesus said,

Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.