My dad died this morning. His lungs couldn’t deal with everything else failing, and he had a long hard night. But now he’s dancing with Jesus. “On water” as someone clever said.

It’s been a long time coming, we had tons of time to prepare and talk and laugh and pray. It feels special to have been given that gift.

I have wonderful friends and family, so I know I’ll get lots of messages from all over, and I want to say now that I appreciate it. I know I’ll never be able to get back to everyone, so please forgive me now. :)

10 thoughts on “Dancing with Jesus

  1. So sorry to hear this — grace, peace & hope to you all during this difficult time… It is so good to know that he’s now “absent from this (earthly, broken) body and present with the Lord”, lungs & legs completely/fully engaged in a happy dance with his Creator.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear this, Topher. We’ve been praying for your dad and the rest of your family for the last few months, and we’ll continue to do so.

  3. Topher, sympathies on your loss. May the God of the empty tomb be your support.

    Chris Engelma
    Puritan Seminary

  4. I love you bro!
    Praying for you as you grieve, but not as those who have no hope.
    Such hope and freedom in Christ! So glad to meet your Dad some day (really, sooner than later for all of us who are in Christ)!
    Eternity is such a long time to enjoy life together, this life is but a breath.

  5. So sorry for your loss, but rejoicing with you that he is now dancing with Jesus! Praise God for His faithfulness and promises!

  6. René and I are keeping you and the family in our prayers, as we have been praying faithfully for Terry for the last weeks and months. I know you are both sad he’s gone and glad to know that his suffering is over and his new day has dawned. Yes, you are blessed to have had plenty of time to be with your Dad, to uphold and support him and to receive his upholding love. Hugs to you and Cate and the girls also to your sisters and their families. Aunt Phyllis and Uncle René

  7. Sorry to hear about your loss, Topher. May the Lord continue to uphold you and your family through this time. I know he will. Praise him that he gives us a sure hope.

  8. I have been thinking of you since I heard. I am sorry for your loss and pray for peace of heart.

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