Monday, December 24, 2012

My Loss is Dad's Gain

     My quiet, southern daddy passed away on November 2. With all of us around him, we witnessed his last breath. We witnessed the moment that he was ushered into His presence. Intimate, painful, profound, peaceful...so many words I could use to describe that exact moment. So, Christmas this year has taken on a deeper meaning for me. If it was just about Jesus' birth there would be nothing to celebrate BUT because it is about His birth AND resurrection, Christmas means everything. My dad was a Christ follower and because of this he is experiencing no more pain, no more suffering. He is experiencing the BEST Christimas he has ever had. I am saddened that he won't be with me this Christmas morning but I KNOW that my loss is definitely his gain...and this brings me much comfort and peace. May you know the comfort and peace that comes from knowing Jesus as your Lord and Savior. He changes everything!