In memory of my father who found his Heavenly Father late in life.
This story has been published in several magazines and it remains a favorite because it illustrates how the Father embraces people, any time, any place, at any age. Nothing is an obstacle to him, not even debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease.
By Rose McCormick Brandon
Dad gave to the poor, loved his family and lived a disciplined life but, he didn’t like church. In his view, the church persecuted the world by producing endless crops of hypocrites whose religion extended only as far as their wallets. He spoke from past experiences that I knew nothing about. In spite of his low opinion of church, he allowed my mother and his five children to make their own decisions in matters of faith.
Decades later, after all of us were married, we became concerned for Dad. We prayed for a softening in his attitude toward the gospel. We didn’t…
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