It was a cold winter’s day, 29 years ago, when I attended my father’s funeral. On that day, I was filled with the emotions a son deals with when his father passes away. My mind was spinning with many memories – so many good times to remember. As I sat at the funeral service with my family, the choir was singing Bill Gaither’s song, Because He Lives. While the choir sang and the music played, my mind momentarily wandered to an encounter I had with my dad only a month before.