Portraits of Grace: Jane (2 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Photo by Lucy Song

My father and I were close when I was young, but we hit a rough patch in college. We couldn’t see eye to eye- probably because we are very similar in personality. We went for a long period without talking which was a very painful time in my life. A few years after college I became a Christian, and my father had also become more religious later in his life. Yet on his deathbed he didn’t feel reconciled to God. He didn’t feel forgiven for a lot of burdens and sins- heavy, heavy sins that I couldn’t even express to some close family and friends. When he was dying in the hospital he kept asking for a nun or priest to come to his room so that he could be cleared. He asked so many times that the priest said “You don’t have to ask again. Why do you keep asking for us? You’ve been forgiven in Christ.” So to see my father come to faith in Jesus was the greatest blessing. I wish that we had more time together, but I’ve accepted that’s the way God chose to take him- and the fact that they’re together is more than I can ask for. (2/2)