Dad expired this morning at 6:26. His breathing was calm, and the room peaceful. It was a glorious expiration from this world to the next.
These words have never been more true:
“I am the resurrection and life, he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” John 11:25.
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” 2 Corinthians 5:8.
“Brothers and sisters, we don’t want you to be ignorant about those who have died. We don’t want you to grieve like other people who have no hope” I Thessalonians 4:13.
I am deeply honored to have know this wonderful man, to have called him “father,” to have enjoyed his humor, wisdom, and experience.
Dad, I can only imagine what it is like now for you to see the face of God, to see your family who went before you, to be in the arms of Jesus at last.