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Prayer Journal: Day 195

Day 195

A Reflection on the Five-Year Anniversary of my Dad’s Death

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. – Psalms 19:14 KJV

Today, on the five-year anniversary of my dad’s death, I am taking a moment to meditate and be quiet.

Through the resurrection of Jesus, death’s sting will be removed, but the pain we feel in our hearts from loving a loved one can linger long after the event passes.

Even though Jesus had told His disciples that he would die and be resurrected, they still grieved. Their hearts were filled with joy when they saw Him risen.

I still see my dad in my dreams frequently. In the last dream I had of him, I recall seeing him walking ahead of me, so quickly that I couldn’t catch up. I remember wanting him to slow down in the dream, but I was unable to communicate that to him. He had gone ahead of me.

In experiencing death, our loved ones have gone before us. They are at rest. They are at peace. They are no longer in pain.

There will come a time when there is no more death, tears, or sorrow. 

I look forward to that day on Jesus’ Second Coming when I will see my dad again.

It will be a joyful day.

Amen.

To read Henry Akao’s obituary, please click here.


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