Just thinking about Dad and Heaven

April 24, 2008 — Leave a comment

It’s been almost 20 years since my Dad died.

I miss him, so much.

My family and I are preparing to leave Christ’s Church as we follow God’s leading back into Preaching ministry. We love the people at this church and are grieving this move, but we know that God is calling, so we must follow.

I can’t tell you how many times in this transition I’ve longed for my Dad’s advice.

If I could just have 30 minutes with my Dad . . .

but that will have to wait.

The older I get the more real Heaven becomes.

As a child it was a place with a lot of clouds and harps, but with each year that passes on this side of eternity it becomes a place with a lot of my friends and family.

This afternoon I stumbled across this video of David Phelps singing, No More Night. This song is special to me and my family. Our dear friend Tony Buchanan sang this song at my Dad’s memorial service. Actually, Tony started the song, but–overcome by emotion–couldn’t finish it, so my sister Leigh-Angela jumped up, stood next to Tony and they finished it together.

It reminded me of why Heaven is going to be worth it.

No more night.
No more pain.
No more tears.
Never crying again.
Praises to the great I Am.
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.

And remember, it’s not a dream; God WILL make all things new one day.


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