I lost my father much too early. He was 38 years of age. A violent car accident ripped him from his family, stole his life, and forever changed the trajectory of mine. No matter the suffering endured in the aftermath, I relish the assurance that I know where he is on this Father’s Day because he chose to walk his finite days with God as his Lord and Jesus Christ as his Savior. He didn’t know those days would be quite so limited, but would he have lived differently if he had?
God and family were priority and he used his skills to further God’s kingdom while serving his fellow-man in both church, through numerous lay leadership positions, and in his career as a research scientist for the military. He earned a Master’s from Seminary and bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, and thrived as an artist, musician, and photographer. His heart belonged to God and church work was where he flourished. God used him in mighty ways for 38 short years and I am a grateful daughter; grateful for his love, his brilliance, and his Christian legacy.
What about you? Do you know where you’ll be when earthly life ceases and the Hereafter commences?
“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,” John 14:2-3.
How are you using this time on earth?
“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you,” Colossians 3:12-13.
What kind of legacy will you leave?
“Nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock,” 1 Peter 5:3.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it,” Proverbs 22:6.
Blessings of honoring fathers through godly preparedness. Prayer requests?
“Dear Lord, help us to use our limited time for Your good and glory. Thank you, Amen.”
Thanking God for Godly Fathers and Missing Mine, PJ