Remembering Dad, Part 11

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Even after dad was diagnosed with cancer, he kept a positive attitude.  His faith in God never wavered.  He knew that God was in control and that He was going to take care of him.  There were many times when dad talked to the nurses in the hospital and asked them whether or not they had a relationship with Christ.  He took this difficult situation and made the best out of it.  What an awesome example of what a Christ-follower should look like.
Although I was privileged to be with dad in his last hours here on earth, I wasn’t able to be with him when he passed away.  Due to complications, he was whisked to ICU.  After the doctors told us that he passed away, I’ll never forget what the nurse that was working with him said.  She wanted to let us know that he had such a peaceful expression on his face when he passed away.  I have no doubt that it’s because of the glory that he was seeing in Heaven.
I pray that you know for certain where you will go when you die.  Romans 3:23 tell us that we are all sinners and fall short of God’s glory.  A little deeper into the book of Romans, we learn that “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  We all deserve to go to Hell when we die.  Thanks to God’s gift (Jesus dying on the cross for our sins), we can live forever with Him in Heaven.  I John 1:9 tells us how to do this, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  If you’re not certain of your eternal destiny, I would love to talk more with you.
Thrifty T

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