I have heard a radio ad several times recently that really caught my attention.
It is simply a father calling and leaving messages for his daughter who was supposed to meet him for lunch. We aren’t told why she didn’t make the lunch date or why she isn’t answering her phone. This ad catches my attention like a beacon, like a clarion.
I have heard those types of messages on cell phones. I have heard the stories of fathers (and mothers) leaving such messages on the phones of their sons and daughters. There are many nights that I pray that I will never leave messages in such a situation.
Unspoken in all of this is that sometimes kids die before their parents (kids shouldn’t die before their parents). Kids die through no fault of their own. Kids die because they take chances. Kids die because they make bad choices. May this never happen to your kids (or mine).