On Memorial Day, we visited the graves of my in-laws and my parents. It was bitter-sweet…
I knew my daddy wasn’t there…only the remains of his mortal body were laid to rest ‘neath the cool dewy grass; and even though it’s been nearly twenty years…my wounds from his passing seemed fresh.
As I stood over his resting place, remembering all he had sacrificed for me, how he taught me of Jesus, and Salvation; I felt as though my heart was being ripped from my chest. I know he’s in a better place…a place of peace and rest, and I would never ask him to come back, but my pain of losing him is still raw.
I woke up this morning singing a song that he and I used to sing as a duet at church. He played the piano, and sang the harmony part, while I sang the melody. It was a medley of songs that he and I put together. The words go like this…
I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus, since I found a friend in Him, so strong and true!
I would tell you how He changed my life completely! He did something that no other friend could do… -Charles Weigle
Oh hallelujah what a Savior! Who could take a poor lost sinner…take him from the miry clay and set him free! I would ever tell the story, shouting, Glory! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Jesus ransomed me! -Julia H. Johnston
And that’s why Jesus is the sweetest name I know! And He’s just the same…as His lovely name! And that’s the reason why I love Him so! ….Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know! -Lela B. Long
Oh precious name! Oh how sweet! Hope of earth, and Joy of heaven. Precious name! Oh how sweet! Hope of earth, and Joy of heaven! -Lydia Baxter
I cherish these precious memories of my time with my dad! Even though he’s been gone for a long time, I still lean on his words of wisdom and advice! Thanks daddy for showing me the way to Jesus! See you soon…