At some point this afternoon I wanted to find a document on guides on how to study the Bible in my email archive. During the process, I remembered that I had forwarded the same document to my mother and father about two years ago, not long after my father had his surgery. I found the email thread, and there I saw my email forward to them.

It was dated March 28, 2009 – less than 2 days before my father got a high fever, 4 days before he slipped into a coma, 13 days before he passed away. Literally, this was one of the last favors I did for my father – forwarding a simple email. I don’t know whether he got a chance to look at it or not, but I remember the reason why I forwarded it was because he had asked me to. He had just made commitments to study the Bible more and he asked me if I had some guides…

What interesting timing… God laid him to rest when his heart was right… I had thought that this email took place at an earlier time, less close to his downfall health wise. But it was practically right before it. Seeing this today was enough to make a girl choke…

Seeing the email was unexpected. At the moment I saw this email last time, my father’s death was unexpected. It made me think of the mysterious workings of God’s timing and the mysterious workings of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of men.

Truly, the realm of the heart, the realm of the mind, and the realm of time…are in God’s hands.

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