Lord, Thank You that Dad is celebrating his 93rd birthday in heaven. You know that he pranked fellow pastors with fake calls (“Reveren’, me and my wife is havin’ problems …”) and sometimes answered his phone with “Joe’s Bar.” With a fishing rod, he once cast a jelly doughnut amid his church’s weight-watching group. But OMG, Dad always was and now forever is crazy for You.
O my God, every morning, my funny, godly, 91-year-old dad sang, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty” to You. But as of last week, OMG, he’s singing to You face to Face.
Oh my God, I’m sure You remember the days when I avoided being seen with Dad. During my hippie days, there were plenty of times when he’d rather not be seen with me! But now, OMG, how thankful we are to still be seen together!