A very special day

Father's Day was a very special day. The last get together at the old homestead was even more special because all four daughters were there. Then of course, the grandchildren and great grandchildren only added to the joy of our family get together. The love, hugs caring and all the rest never grow old. They simply grow even more precious with each passing year.

An even better day is coming for all of us who have given our lives and hearts to the Lord. Just think, all who have made that commitment to our Lord will experience our Heavenly fathers' "Father's Day" every day. All the love and joy that we have experienced on earth will be eclipsed when compared to those special days. The streets of gold and pearly gates don't excite me half as much as simply being together with our Heavenly Father and His Son. Just think of looking face to face with the one who died to purchase each of us.

Then of course that might not apply to all of us. How sad. Asking forgiveness and turning from doing our thing and inviting the Lord into our hearts and lives is so basic. The only good road is the reading, studying and meditating on His Word which gives all the instructions. We are also so privileged to be invited to live as an active member of His family.

I am sorry that not all of you grandchildren and great grandchildren could be with us on Father's Day. Please don't anyone be absent on that eternal day when we all gather at the great eternal get together. The alternative is clearly defined and explained in God's instructions for successful living. Remember the BIBLE also stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. There is no other way.

For the 2010 Club, July 11 takes us to Psalms 6 and Acts 16.

Read it, you will learn much.

Crist Langelett, known to North St. Paul and Maplewood readers as a longtime Review columnist, is a chaplain for the North St. Paul city, police and fire departments, a chaplain at Washington County Jail, a past president of the North St. Paul Area Emergency Food Shelf and one of the founders of North St. Paul's Polar Arena. He is active in his local church and in civic groups.