Father Made the Arrangements


A father decided to send his young son by train to a distant city to visit relatives. As they were driving to the station, the boy revealed his anxieties about the trip. He had never been away from home, and he naturally wondered what would happen when he reached his destination. He soon found that his concerns had been unnecessary, for when he boarded the train, the conductor asked if there were anything he could do for him. Someone else showed him to the dining car and assisted him with his meal. When he arrived at the city, a friendly man in the station put him in a taxicab, which took him at once to his relatives' home. The boy just could not understand; he thought the whole thing was a miracle. Several years later he learned that his father had made all these detailed arrangements for him. He had talked aforehand to the conductor, and he had carefully laid plans for the boy at his destination.

If earthly fathers make arrangements like that for their children, how much more our heavenly Father. He has made detailed arrangements for our journey to the beyond. Specifically, He so loved us that He sent His only Son- Jesus- so that we who believe in Him might not perish but have life everlasting.

Death is like a child falling asleep on a living room couch and waking up in the morning to find himself in his bedroom on his own bed. Unbeknownst to him, the father had carried him there during the night.


For the Christian who has truly committed his life to Christ as Lord and God, death is like that. We fall asleep in one part of our Father's house called earth, and we wake up in another part of our Father's house called heaven- still surrounded by love and loved ones. Our heavenly Father has made all the arrangements.

Coniaris, Anthony M. 1978, Christ’s Comfort: for those who sorrow, Light and Life Publishing Company, USA, pp. 13.