Time flies. I hear it said all the time and I say it quite regularly. Minutes turn into hours, hours turn into days, days turn into weeks, and weeks turn into years. Time does fly, but no matter how much time goes by in some instances things are still hard.

Such is the case as we (specifically my wife’s family) faced this past week. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since her dad passed away. I remember the first few months were difficult. The entire first year was challenging. Year 2-3 it seemed like the new normal was setting in, but this week always reveals just how abnormal her dad not being around really is.

Five years ago for his funeral, I was asked to give the opening remarks. As I re-read them this week, tears came to my eyes again and I was reminded of just how great of a man we lost and heaven gained. I hope reading my remarks on my father-in-law’s life gives you comfort, hope, and a gentle reminder of our purpose in life as it did me five years ago and again this week.

As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!