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A Few Thoughts About my Grandpa Guy

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No jokes about how much hair I had in this photo.

My Grandpa Guy – my dad’s dad – passed away Sunday (Aug. 23). I prefer the euphemism “passed away” to “died.” Actually, the best option now that I think about it is “went home to be with the Lord.” It sounds like a trite cliche or church-speak, but it’s true for those that have put their hope and faith in Jesus Christ. Grandpa Guy put his faith in Jesus long ago. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 says it very well: “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.” I mourn Grandpa Guy’s loss and I’m very sad that my dad doesn’t get any more time with his dad, but – and there is a but! – we do not grieve like those who have no hope! Jesus is our hope! Continue reading