Thirty-nine years ago I was flying to the South to say goodbye to my dad.

We had not seen each other for fourteen years following my wedding and college graduation.  Divorce hit us hard as I entered high school, and Dad did not see his only grandchildren until we reconciled when they were 16, 15 and 10.

Because he had lymphoma, this would be our last visit.

Two years earlier I was thrilled to hear him say that as a teenager he had asked Jesus Christ to be his Savior.  The Manufacturer’s Handbook guarantees that this act of faith on our part triggers God’s promises to keep us in His care from now throughout eternity.

Dad slipped into heaven before I arrived, but based on those promises, there’ll be eons to make up for lost time.

What sort of reunion are you and your family planning?

“’Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’  They answered, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your family.’”  Acts 16:30