April 18, 2018
One year ago today, my Dad passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. It was a sad time but somehow also sweet to imagine his spirit being released to heaven. Dad stayed strong as possible; as long as possible. His many years of words of wisdom will forever reverberate in my mind. Those who knew him, knew he had many sayings of common sense filtered with a no nonsense old time work ethic. We did not always see eye to eye, that was especially true during my youth. At times, I thought he was just plain crazy. And, probably likewise.
When I miss him or when he was alive and I missed his smart mind (that was deteriorating). I could simply get to a quiet place, close my eyes, and he had trained me so well - I knew without a shadow of a doubt what his answer may be to a situation or a response to something.
God is like that - he has given us the words through the Holy Bible, that we know what he would say - but we have to pull on the truth which may not always be the answer we want to hear. Yes, I’m singing to the choir too!
But the bible is our guide, like with my Dad, my memory of his words and of his character are with me. I do not have my Dad physically and I do not see God physically as a being. But we have their exact words and notes with us in our hearts and minds – aren’t we so lucky for that?
This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24
It’s true. Sometimes It Takes Silence to hear the voice of God.