Commentary By: Gordon King
I was awoken by a call at 1:57 am (PST) today. A calm and quiet voice on the other end of the line said : “I am so sorry to have to tell you this, but your father has just passed on”. I haven’t been able to sleep since, hence this post.
I knew this was coming, the day that my Dad would pass on from this world into heaven. For the past two months or so, my Dad became very ill quite suddenly. Just before that he was completely independent, living a full life with his wife.
He spent the past two months in and out of the hospital, back and forth to a nursing home. I was told in December that he would probably pass in two or three days. He didn’t eat for about two weeks, no food, no water. But, he made a miraculous comeback for about a month. He was able to eat and drink, to speak, and propel a wheelchair with his feet.
I know that because of all the prayers and support that he and I have received, he was given a little more time to be with his wife and loved ones. I give my thanks to all those who have prayed and supported me and my Dad!
King Solomon was a very wise man, in fact the wisest man to ever live. He wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes:
“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;”
I take comfort in knowing that my Dad was a born again Christian. That he is now with our Lord and Savior in heaven. No more pain, no more suffering, no more tears, only comfort, peace, love, and joy!
One day soon I shall be reunited with my Dad in heaven, in the presence of Jesus Christ. I too will be going home where I belong.
Once again, thank you all for your prayers and support. God bless!