Saturday, May 8, 2010

Redeemed...

As I paced the hotel room, shortly after I called my sister...the Lord, I believe put the chorus of this old Fanny Crosby song in my head,...and as we drove all night to get back from Chicago...it kept going over and over......I pictured my dad standing beside the Lord.....redeemed!

I shall know Him, I shall know Him.
And redeemed by His side, I shall stand,
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the print of the nails in His hands.

My dad was gone, a final heart attack taking the last 18% function that his heart had left......he fought the good fight...he fought so hard......

He just said to my mom yesterday afternoon, before this happened in the early evening, as he took her hand....'Let's just go together'.........


A good man, a godly man.....well done!

3 comments:

J9 said...

I miss him already.

joyceandnorm said...

Sorry to hear that Marie. I pray that the Lord will grant you and your family comfort and peace.

Angie said...

Marie, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad's death.

I was updating my prayer notebook in which I put your name and the requests of parent's health, moving them to a retirement home and needing a new car. I am going away for 3 weeks and thought that I would update some of my requests before going since I will be technology free the entire trip. I hadn't been on blogs for the longest time and missed seeing that your Dad passed away last month. I'm so sorry.

While I'm away I'll continue to pray about your car situation and for your family (esp Mom) as you grieve. I know it takes some time. This trip for us is about going back to clean out Grandma's house, sell everything and put the house on the market. Not exactly a fun vacation, but I'm sure we'll all be sharing fun memories as we work.

Take care!