A couple of weeks ago, I came across a post on a blog called “Pray for Your Dad”.
“I don’t know if you know this, but I had a really nice gift for my dad,” it read.
“My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago.
He had been doing very well for a while, but his prognosis had improved dramatically and his doctors were confident that he was in a good place.
My dad had been in the hospital for over a month when I saw a Facebook post from his friend, who was an American and lived in India.
It said he was on the waiting list for a heart transplant.
They sent him a message on Facebook, asking him to come to India and meet me.
The message read: “My dear friend, We have a message for you.
We are very happy to hear that you are well.
Please come and meet us.
Thank you, my friend.
“I could tell he was touched.
When I saw the post, I started wondering if it was true.
As I wrote this, my dad was waiting for a new heart.
In India, the waiting lists are so long, the surgery can take up to five years.
I could have been the lucky recipient of a miracle gift.
But it was more like a bad luck gift, a gift from someone who had no idea my dad had cancer.
What happened next is a story of hope and love.
A message from a good friend I had shared the story with had called me a “good friend” and a “loyal friend”.
I was blown away by the response.
That message from my friend was one of the many I received on Facebook after my dad’s diagnosis.
For two months, I was able to contact my friend’s family, including my dad.
Even though he was still on the list, he was now alive and well.
I have now met his family twice.
The first time, we had a simple dinner and talked about life.
But the second time, my father was in India, and we were in the same room.
The conversation was simple and touching.
I was in tears.
Through all of this, I continued to pray for my Dad.
He has been in a coma ever since.
And now, I’m thankful to God that I’m alive and in touch with him.
Every time I pray, I know that he will come back and bless me.
But what I also know is that he is going to need the blessings of God to live and thrive.
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