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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

God Works In Mysterious Ways

I don't think many of you know that my father died of a brain tumor when I was not even two years old. I was too young to have any recollection or memory of him and other then pictures of and stories about him, there was not much else to go on getting a good image of his personality.

Then something totally unexpected happened; while my family was staying over, they told me they knew one of my father's old friends and he was in the possession of letters my Dad had written to the friend's brother, who at that time was studying to become a priest.

They asked me if I wanted copies of those letters and maybe some old photographs as well. Are you kidding me? Of course I do! Once back in the Netherlands, the family didn't waste any time and we soon received the letters, some pictures and memorial cards.

I started reading the letters, but never got to finish the last one. It shook me up, finally getting to know my father after 51 years. He was a caring, loving, patient and good humored man, but most of all; he was a believer and had great faith and trust in God.

The sadness of not having known him is overwhelming and I still can't get myself to read that last letter, but I know eventually God will give me what I need to do so and in spite of being sad, I am thankful, because I now have the assurance I will eventually be reunited with my earthly father as well.

Yes, God works in mysterious and wonderful ways! :-)

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

2 Comments:

OpenID amycloud said...

Beautiful, Corry. It had to be so hard never to have known him. I had the blessings of knowing my mother for 19 years before her trip to Heaven. I am thankful we will have the opportunity to see them and fellowship with them in Heaven. Blessings to you today!

November 03, 2011 12:59 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Amy,
It must have been hard on you loosing your Mom at that early age, but yes, we will see them again and that is a great comfort!

We hope y'all are doing well and God is blessing you and yours abundantly.

(((HUGS)))

God's Grace.

November 04, 2011 5:16 AM  

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