Faith & Insight: Dad’s homecoming

Ken Haskins

Ken Haskins

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June 24 will be remembered by millions as the day that the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe vs. Wade.
I’ll remember that day as the day my father’s prayers were answered. Dad declared, “I don’t know why God hasn’t answered my prayers. I told him that I want to go home.”
On June 24, cancer claimed Dad’s body. God claimed his spirit! Dad was ready. He was raised in a Christian home. His father helped to build his hometown church. His mother taught him about Jesus and the Gospel. Dad gave his life to the Lord and never looked back. During the last two and a half years of his life, he read through the Bible seven times!
Dad lived a life worthy of the Gospel. He was faithful and fruit-bearing, loving and kind, Christlike and spirit filled. He was the best man I ever knew.
The scriptures brought him hope and comfort… “to be absent from the body is to be at home with the Lord,” “to live is Christ, to die is gain,” “in my father’s house are many mansions,” and “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
With the apostle Paul, Dad could say, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day.”
Amen! “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
Ken Haskins is head pastor at First Christian Church. 


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