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Our Fathers

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-06-2009


For 2009 I decided to read the Bible, cover to cover. I discovered in 1 Kings and 2 Kings as the writer finished telling us about a King of Israel or Judah, he says “and he rested with his Fathers”. If we are going to “rest with our Fathers” seems to me like we need to know where they are. Since the Bible refers to Heaven as the destination of most Bibical characters, you would then think that is where they rested. Most of us want to go where our family went when they “rested with their Fathers.” In September, 1998, I recieved a call from my brother telling me that my Dad said to tell me that if I wanted to see him alive again I should come back to Alabama to visit him. And also, he was unsure of his salvation and wanted me to be prepared to talk with him about that. Tough for me at the time, not being trained in these type things, but I did it. I chose Ephesians Chapter Two, verse one through ten to discuss with Dad. Verse eight says “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”. I did see him and share those scriptures with him. It was my last time to see him as he passed away in March, 1999 at the age of 94 and he “rested with his Fathers”. I miss my Dad, but I know where my Dad is and it is a comforting thought. This may be just a little more than you cared to think about this Fathers Day, but I have been thinking about my Dad and I just wanted to tell the story…..

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A beautiful story and a time I remember well. Pop was a very special man. He lives in the hearts of his family – you (his only living child), his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and in-laws that had the wonderful opportunity to interact with him. He should have never doubted his salvation, but I feel many people do as they near death. If only more people could be as precious as this great man!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, Elisa, he certainly lives in my heart. He had a drinking problem in his early years that caused my brother, sister and I some grief, however, about the time I left home he changed and the younger kids never saw that part of him. But yes, I loved his happy spirit. Thanks, Pete

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