Albert E. Farley

This is the time for family reunions. My mother, Clista Spaulding Farley, is 88 years old. She has her share of health problems, but, in spite of the loss of much of her sight, she is still very active in cooking and sewing. She and my father, William Howard Farley, Sr., (who is now deceased) had eleven children. Mommy (as we all call her) has called for a reunion of her family for August, if the Lord will. She said she is naming it, "Calling All of My Children Home!" We are all getting excited about it. Her 3 daughters, June, Tish, and Debbie, and her son, Eddie, live nearby and will help her get all things ready.

I cannot describe to you the emotions that flooded my heart when I heard what Mommy decided to call her family reunion. "Calling All of My Children Home!" This being the case, how much greater ought to be our joy when we read about the glorious reunion that is promised in the Bible to all of God's faithful children? "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city ... The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:14, 17.

August may never come. I know, though, that Jesus is coming. I want to be ready to go with him to that glorious reunion in our Father's house, don't you? John 14:1-6. Albert.


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