It’s been a while since I have written so bear with me. I have a lot of thoughts running through my head and I just want to start writing them down so, here we go.
If you have know me you know that one of my greatest joys in this life is being a father. I love my kids and want the very best for them, in this life and the next. Incase you don’t know I am a Christian and by that I mean that my hope is in Jesus Christ in this life and the next. I believe that Jesus was born of a Virgin, lived a sinless life, died for my sin and was resurrected from the dead and now is in heaven and will return one day for His church. Thats what I mean when I say Christian. I just wanted you to understand were I am coming from.
One of the things I want for my kids is to be on the other side, to be in heaven. And that means having a relationship with Jesus. As of right now I have one there and two here. So you probably guessed that from title of this post “one down and two to go” I didn’t know it would happen this way. I alway though it would be my kids crying at my grave not the other way around. Can I be honest? it’s weird to have a kid ahead of you in death, it isn’t suppose to happen that way and while I’m being honest I have a lot of questions? I hear a old preacher say “never question what you know” I know that Jamey (my son’s name) is in heaven because of his relationship with Jesus, it wasn’t a perfect relationship. There was some trouble just like all of have, but I am going to use a word that I have come to like ‘NEVERTHELESS’
Nevertheless he had a relationship and when it counted that was all that mattered.
I have had a lot of people ask me about his death and right now I can think of a single person that has ask me about his life, the one he had or the one he has now. Why he died doesn’t really matter, It was to soon as far as I am concerned but nevertheless God chose the time and I am learning to be ok with it, because I have never known God to make a mistake.
After Jamey died we found evidence of his struggle with life and his pursuit of God. Galatians 5:22-23 was on his mind and on his desk and a paper he had printed with this Scripture was clipped to the curtains just above the desk so he could see it.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!