Celebrating my Dads Life

8:18 AM

hello there.......sorry to be missing in action for so long. Things have been upside down here for a while. My Dad went to be with the Lord on April 15th. It was very sudden and we really were not ready (would we ever be) but looking back now we can see God's hand of mercy in all of it and we know Dad is healed and holding hands with Jesus......and that picture gives me such comfort.

We had a beautiful service for my Dad celebrating his life and his entrance into eternity. I had prayed about getting up and saying some things....I knew my Dad would have wanted us to use his service to plant seeds for the kingdom and that is exactly what we tried to do. I did not think I would be able to speak but with the many prayers from friends I was able to get up and not fall apart in doing so. These are the words God gave me......

In 1 Corinthians 9:24 Paul tells us

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

As I read that verse I began to think about my Dad's race and the amazing example he left me of a race that was well run.

Through all his pain and suffering he never once turned his face from the race God had called him to. But was steadfast standing on his faith in God and God's word. My Dad always had a smile and a peace through everything that can only come from our loving God.

We have been praying and many of you have as well, for my Dad''s healing and for his pain to be taken away. I tell you that our prayers have been answered and my Dad has received total healing of body and soul. He has a new body with no cancer and no pain and he has the joy of seeing and being with the Savior he so loved. I also rejoice in knowing that I too will be with him again someday and I'll hug him and we'll laugh and be together again. My prayer and I know his is too is that you also will be there with us.

Psalm 103 says
I will praise the Lord, O my soul: all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.....


Today we can rejoice knowing that my Dad has received his crown...

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2 comments

  1. What a wonderful testimony, Alisa.

    ~Brianne

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  2. Alisa your love for your dad is amazing. You are a kind and loving person. I can see that your religion has really helped you become a better person.

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