Father’s Waiting

Pictured by wmscog, woman in the airport“Are you eating well? Are you sick anywhere?”

My father always asks the same thing whenever he calls me. Although I am not a child anymore, he always asks me if I eat meals regularly or if I have any problem.

It has already been three years since I lived apart from my family because of my studies. When I went to school in Seoul, I visited my family every other month, but since I came to Germany, I haven’t been able to see my parents for more than a year. In the meantime, my family moved to the United States because of my father’s long business trip.

I missed my family so much, and fortunately I had an opportunity to visit my parents in the USA.

“Come quickly. I’ll prepare lots of delicious food for you!”

My mother said this over the phone the day before my departure. Her voice was full of excitement. I was also very excited.

I arrived safely at an airport in the Netherlands, where I had to transfer to another plane. Now, I only had to board the flight to USA, so I would be able to see my parents whom I missed so much. However, something unexpected happened. I was unable to board the plane to America even though it was right in front of me. The reason why I was not allowed to board was because I had not prepared all the necessary documents to enter the United States.

I was worried because I did not know what to do at the strange airport where I could not make myself understood, but more than that I felt anxious about my parents because they would be very sad to hear about this.

I phoned my parents with a heavy heart. After hearing the whole story, my father did not say anything for a while probably because he was in shock. Breaking the silence, my father told me in a sad voice.

“You should have prepared more carefully. You’re almost here . . . You really can’t come home?”

As soon as I hung up the phone, I burst into tears. I was so heartbroken at the fact that I disappointed my father who had been eagerly looking forward to seeing her daughter.

‘He was so delighted to hear that I would visit him . . .’

When I wept quietly while sitting in a corner of the airport, I was reminded of someone else—our Heavenly Father who is eagerly waiting for us, His children, to come back to heaven, our spiritual home. Then I cried a river. If I am in right front of heaven’s gate but unable to enter it because I am not fully prepared, how sad and heartbroken Heavenly Father will be!

I don’t want to repeat the same folly. I will fully prepare everything needed to enter the kingdom of heaven—sacrifice, humility, love, patience and much more, so that I will not disappoint Heavenly Father when I go through immigration to the kingdom of heaven. I am earnestly looking forward to the day when I enter the kingdom of heaven safely and reunite with my Father whom I miss so much.

G.H. from Hamburg, Germany

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0 thoughts on “Father’s Waiting

  • March 2, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Just thinking that I am in right front of heaven’s gate but unable to enter it because I am not fully prepared makes me terrible. And how much will it also make our Heavenly Parents heartbroken?? They have been waiting for our coming back to the heaven for 6000 years…

  • March 3, 2016 at 6:34 am

    God the Father who is in heaven, is waiting for us. He prepares a lot of glorious and beautifull things! It cannot be imagined with our thinking. Only thing does he want is going back of all his children! Let us go to heaven hurry with our God the Mother!

  • March 9, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I also want to be a mature child of Heavenly Father by preparing everythings to enter heaven.

  • March 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    When I look back on my life, I need to practice the teachings of God ,sacrifice, humility, love and patience and so on more diligently to pass the immigration to the Kingdom of Heaven. We can do everything by relying on our God. I hope that all spiritual family will fully prepare everything to enter the Kingdom of Heaven together with delight.

  • March 9, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    our hometown is in heaven and the day is very near when we go back home.

  • March 10, 2016 at 12:49 am

    I don’t wanna say “I’m not ready. I didn’t prepare yet.” in front of heaven’s gate. I’ll prepare to enter it. please come soon!!

  • March 10, 2016 at 12:52 am

    My mother is always worry of her children. Not children any more.
    We are all 40s. But she always thinks of all of us. She use a lot of time to think of us but we don’t. We use a lot of time to think of our children. We try to share our time to think of our mother.


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