“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres… And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13 NIV
Today was filled with more blessings poured upon me. As some background, I haven’t had the relationship with my father that I should have. Sadly, it has been over 10 years since I had seen him. This is solely through my fault. However, I received an email from him last night explaining he and my stepmother were coming to visit me in the hospital today and needed directions and the hospital information. It is easily a 5 hour drive one way from his home to the hospital.
Around noon, I looked up through the open hospital room door and saw them walking to the room. I immediately felt the love and compassion. We had an awesome visit shared some tears, reminisced, and spent some time in prayer. It was a wonderful visit. In fact, I believe the hospital staff could sense the import of the event as they didn’t come past for vitals check or any other activities during the visit. Normally, someone comes past at least each hour to document my vitals.
It was a tremendously uplifting experience and I am so excited about getting a family reunion together where we all can reunite or meet each other for the first time!
It is awesome how God continues to work good into our lives!
I regret waiting so long to mend this relationship with my father. I can only think of all the lost opportunities to make memories. The great news is that it is not too late. Is there a relationship in your life that you have allowed to grow stagnant? Now is a great time to begin working on mending it.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”