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Thursday 9th May, 2013
Acts 18:1-8. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power. Ps 97(98):1-4. John 16:16-20.

  
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‘You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.’

Last September, my father died. As I drove to the airport to catch the plane to see him alive for the last time, I was crying, sorrowful. I spoke with him at 8.00 pm, and at 4.00 am I held his hand as he breathed his last. That was a dark hour, emotionally, I left his bedroom and sat on the balcony of my parents’ home, looking east, remembering a great life, missing him already.

At 5.00 am, the sun lifted itself slowly over the sea and above the clouds, and I knew that the sorrow was past. Dad had a new life, and so did 1. His death had made him present to me in a new way, a wonderful thing only possible because of Jesus’ own death and resurrection.

 

 

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