He fought the fight; he finished the race

At 5:45 this morning, while my sister, Tracey, was with Dad in his hospice room, she had prayed, “Dear Heavenly Father, please welcome Dad into your loving arms.” She went to his bedside and saw that he had just passed away, as God gently answered our prayers for a peaceful homegoing for Dad. He was a life-long, long-distance runner, so there can be no more appropriate verse than 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (ESV) Thank you for your prayers for us. Please pray for my mom, Geri, with advanced Parkinson’s, that she will be able to understand and grieve properly at this very difficult time.

2 thoughts on “He fought the fight; he finished the race

  1. “Underneath are the everlasting arms”. We pray for your mum, and believe that she will have some understanding that your dad is no longer here.
    May our heavenly Father uphold you for all the time that it takes to grieve.
    Thank you for the ‘life story’ of your dad.
    Will you be live-streaming the funeral? We would be blessed to join with you there. Kris and Evelyn

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words and for your prayers for my mother. We don’t yet have a date for the memorial service, but I’m sure we will livestream it at that time.

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