‘God lives, and it is all true’: Glenn reflects on the passing of his father

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Last Wednesday, Glenn shared a poignant message on his Facebook page that explained he was “chasing the sun” as he flew from New York City to Washington state to join his siblings at his father’s bedside as he neared the end of his life. On Saturday, William “Bill” Beck passed away at the age of 86. On radio this morning, Glenn was back in Dallas, and he explained what the last few days have been like for him and his family.

While Glenn’s relationship with his dad had undergone quite an evolution over the years, he described his father as his “best friend.” The two men differed in “profoundly meaningful ways” – chief among them, their relationship with God. Glenn explained that when it came to faith, his father always kept an open mind, but he wasn’t sure what the end would bring.

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“He told me once, ‘Son, I’ll keep an open mind, but I will tell you this: I don’t think there’s going to be angels that are going to come down and greet me,’” Glenn recalled. “I told him at the time, ‘I beg to differ with you, Dad.’”

The end of Bill’s life, however, was nothing short of a miracle.

“My father slipped in and out of unconsciousness for a while. He hadn’t said anything for a while. And then sat up in bed, looked up at the ceiling corner as if someone was there, and he said, ‘Yes. Okay. I understand. I’m ready. Take me with you.’ And he closed his eyes,” Glenn explained. “They weren’t just greeters. They were escorts. God lives. And it is all true.”

Ultimately, Glenn concluded this morning’s emotional reflection with words of gratitude.

“Thanks, Dad, for teaching me how to work; for not teaching me what to think but how to think,” he concluded. “And when you were dead tired, thank you for driving your boy to the radio station to pursue his dream.”

Watch Glenn’s moving tribute to his dad below:

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  • dugoatboy

    RIP Mr. Beck God bless

  • teddysmom

    I saw a very similar thing when my father-in-law and later my mother-in-law passed away. Nothing has ever made me so sure of an afterlife as being there when they crossed over.

  • Texas Gurl

    RIP Bill, You raised a great son… now go rest high on that mountain for ur live on earth is done… I truly believe that God does send his angels to take us on that beautiful journey…

  • Allie Bradshaw

    Our Mom sat up in bed and called out our sisters name, who had passed in 2000. I already believe in heaven, but this made it impossible to deny!! Rest in Peace, Mr. Beck. Welcome Home.

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  • Anonymous

    Who are we to say……….. one way or another. We just have our faith. What will be, will be. We don’t determine that. The human race is here for a reason. We do not know what that reason is………… but, we must keep our faith. To believe is to see. To not believe is to remain blind.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Virginia Murphy Pate

    A few days before my dad passed away, he awoke one morning, and said”Tell them I’m not ready!”. A few days later He said “Steve (my deceased brother) is coming to get me” and then he died.

  • Kisha Deann Majors

    I know that many people struggle daily with their faith and I know that I am not alone in that feeling. But lately I’ve been struggling extra hard with it. And I keep asking God to please tell me, show me, anything that would restore my faith during times it seems like He has been away.

    This morning in particular I said that prayer in my head several times. I just want to KNOW. I just want to know! I was visiting with Ali and her husband while dropping off Natalie at their house for the day… and suddenly I just felt a strong prompted that it was time to go. I didn’t know why and sort of felt like I was leaving in a rush and suddenly.

    When I got into the van I turned on the AM radio because I wanted to see if Glenn Beck program was on and listen on my way back. And I did. What I heard then stopped me heart and soul.

    I don’t know if I should share this. I get nervous about sharing particularly emotional things because I don’t want people to “think” ill or weird of me. But I must. I must share it with you because if it meant that much to me… surely it will mean something (even if small) to you.

    Glenn began telling us that his father had passed away this last week. His father wasn’t a particularly religious man, he explained. He even said that his father wasn’t sure he believed anyone would even come for him. Glenn said he just re-assured him that they would. And in doing so he explained that his father prior to passing sat up in his bed and looked to the corner of the room and said, “Ok… I understand… I’m ready” to the wall/corner of that hospital room. Then shortly there after passed away.

    Glenn then says with a crackling sound of tears in his voice that Heavenly Father is real… it’s all real…” I lost it. I literally broke into blubbering full blown hysterical sorrowful tearful mess that I had to park the car.

    As you know this week I lost a friend and several other minor tragic things have rocked my world lately. And it’s so hard when you feel SO LOW to feel God’s love. I needed this so much. I needed to hear that so much. Because losing your faith on top of all of the other things… would have just killed me.

    Several years ago I lost my Grandmother. I drove day and night with my family to Arizona to spend her last moments with her. In my mind I would not have forgiven myself if I had let my Grandfather down and let her pass away alone. So we went, we drove for days… The night before she passed away I was in a hospice with her. I had moved her from the hospital so that she would not die there. That night I felt a huge prompting to call in a Pastor. I don’t know why. I didn’t exactly expect her to die the next day… I just KNEW we had to pray right then.. RIGHT THEN!

    He came and we prayed. He said the most beautiful prayer I’ve ever heard in my life. And in the mist of all of this she began to talk to the ceiling with her arms outstretched towards it. Repeating, “I love you! I love you!” And even having seen this powerful scene for myself, first hand… I still question God. Afterwards I told the nurse to give her something that will help her relax as she was working herself up pretty good by then. When she calmed down I kissed her on the forehead and squeezed her hand… as I told her that I loved her and to rest now. That I would see her in the morning and then left to go back to my hotel. In the am I was getting ready to go see her when the nurse called and said that she just witnessed my grandmother pass away. Nothing could prepare me for that. Despite knowing it would be soon. But I somehow felt relieved that she no longer was in pain and was going some place where pain doesn’t exist.

    I asked myself today… if I could know… without a doubt… KNOW that Heavenly Father is real… would I live my life differently than I do today? In either case I would live my life differently than today. Yes! I would live it more fully. So I have my answer. Heavenly father is real. Jesus Christ is real. Angels who come to take us home are real. The family we loved here… we will see again. It’s the truth. And I need to live my life more fully than ever before. It’s not just a story. I’ve seen it first hand, for myself.

    With tears streaking my face… It’s true. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

    • Michael Goddard

      I have to remind myself at times that, without doubt, there can be no faith. In other words, faith inherently has an element of doubt; otherwise, it would not be faith, but knowledge. God never asks that we know, but have faith.

      • Anonymous

        What a fascinating perspective – thanks for sharing.

      • Kisha Deann Majors

        The problem is, faith cannot hang on nothingness, it hangs on to the thread of something-ness. Something we’ve seen, heard in a whisper and / or witnessed. Having faith is also knowing. We ask God to show us, to teach us, to enlighten us, so that we can KNOW the truth for ourselves and have our doubts washed away as if by the rain.

      • Se Hanley

        Remember this – you should not have faith in your own faith, instead have faith in Jesus. Even say it out loud “I do not have faith in my faith, I have faith in Jesus and He will carry me through”. Say it several times out loud with increasing volume. You will instantly feel stronger. Remember faith come by HEARING and hearing by the WORD OF GOD. Say it out loud!

        • Anonymous

          Jesus, help me in my unbelief.

          • Maurice

            He is there, You just have to to read the bible and pray for his for his help and his love well be poured unto you ! May god bless you

          • Lydia Saunders


            ☗☗☗ ☗☗�☗ ☗☗☗� ☗☗☗ ☗☗☗if you don’t water the seed it won’t grow no matter how much faith you have that it will.

          • Mike Nelson

            I choose to accept this sentiment as one of genuine struggle, with which I identify daily; the mind of man is mysterious in its wily ways… even Peter denied Him three times, having only just promised to share the coming fate.

            What a profound statement, to me, of hope this is!

        • srbboo

          I love this. Did it. Feels GREAT! Thanks!

        • Sharmon Roderick Sitton

          Awesome! Pray pray and keep praying. Be still and know that I’m God. He will come! I promise, if He will do it for me I know He will be faithful to you as well. Trust Him as a little baby trust his care taker to provide for his every need. He’s your abba Father! Learn to speak His name! He lives, it’s all true!

          • Jaamoose

            ABBA father? Oh, Mama Mia!

          • Joy Sterritt

            Abba= Father in Arameic,the Hebrew dialect, that Christ spoke

          • Jaamoose

            ABBA = Dancing Queen, the dialect that Swedish disco spoke

          • Anonymous


          • Anonymous

            You may ridicule now. In the hour of your deepest need, you will not be laughing. You will be begging for mercy. God is able but He will not violate your will. YOU choose where you spend eternity. But, that choice is a “forever” choice. You don’t get a do over. I pray you make the wise decision to follow Jesus Christ.

          • Anonymous

            Abba is akin to a more childlike expression of “Daddy” here in the US.

        • Boo2

          “….and hearing by the Word of God.”
          That means if we search (read, study & meditate on), His Word, He will tell us, show us, prove to us that He IS REAL! I believe that with all my heart!
          My deepest sympathy Glen.

          • Se Hanley

            Just like money is the currency in the world, faith is God’s currency in His Kingdom. It is what puts God into action and all of His forces. Part of the “secret” of unleashing that currency, is hearing, literal hearing. Yes search, reading, studying and meditation work, but the Word is further unleashed when we speak it and it is heard with our ears. God SAID, let there be light and there was light. God SAID, make a man in my image and there was man. We hope is things unseen. The Word is unseen. We hope in it because all that is tangible in this world, was started with the Word, that was thought, but then said, and then made tangible.

            And you know what is really a trip? When you realize that the Word is in your heart, your mind – and then you realize “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God” – now you know God is with you. The Word is in you? God is in you!!! Jesus is in you!!!

          • Boo2

            Well said se. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Three in One. Through Jesus, His sacrificial giving of His Self, we are able to commune with God. He hears our prayers through Jesus, the Son. Amen!

      • Quinientos

        It is my belief that faith is also a principle of power and action. To simply say, “I have faith in Jesus Christ” and do nothing more is not enough. That is not faith, just a belief. If we have true faith in Jesus Christ we will follow his commandments, we will repent of or sins, we will love God and our neighbor, we will forgive, we will study his word, we will pray to Father in Heaven on a daily basis. It takes work. if you don’t water the seed it won’t grow no matter how much faith you have that it will.
        And when you exercise faith in the Savior, you will be blessed!

        • Boo2


        • Liane Canova

          We are also to go and tell.

      • Kim

        But it also says in the bible that faith with NO doubt is what will get the most powerful prayers answered.

    • Se Hanley

      Remember that the darkness in this world wants to convince you that there is no hope – in dastardly ways. One way is to convince you that your faith is not good enough and try to damage your faith. Remember this – you should not have faith in your own faith, instead have faith in Jesus. Even say it out loud “I do not have faith in my faith, I have faith in Jesus and He will carry me through”. Say it several times out loud with increasing volume. You will instantly feel stronger. Remember faith come by HEARING and hearing by the WORD OF GOD. Say it out loud!

    • MountainDee

      He lives. The more you listen to that still, small voice, the more you learn about Him and the better you get at hearing it. His voice is quick, to the point and always leads to good. The adversary’s voice is always quick, too, but negative, belittling, mean towards others, damaging and always leads to unhappiness. Our own voice uses “I” and “me” and is often still full of doubt and can lead to errors. But HIS voice can be learned and is the perfect Guide.

      • Kisha Deann Majors

        Thank you for saying that. My faith is still a young faith but I am learning that these promptings are something to be heard and I do listen as best I can with my new ears. God Bless.

        • Randy Spate

          you can’t see the wind but we know it is real … God is like that … look at the order of the universe, of every living being and how everything stays in perfect order … the seasons, the rain from a spec of a cloud, the snow that sits on the mountain and slowly melts and is absorbed into the ground to become drinking water for the thirsty in the summers … God’s presence is real, His love unending and His Spirit will fill you anytime you ask Him to come into your life and guide and direct you…

          • Jaamoose

            We can’t “see” the wind, but we can measure it, test it, verify it, predict it, and accurately describe it’s properties – none of that applies to god.

          • Barb

            We verify God by trusting Him and learning that He is indeed trustworthy. His “properties” (qualities) are described throughout the Bible. We can predict Him because he is never-changing. We can certainly see Him in the actions and lives of believers. You need to find a good Bible study and do some serious studying of His Word.

          • Anonymous

            I feel sorry for you Jamoose Sounds like you don’t expect to have anyone there for you when your time comes. What a lonely way to live your life. Even an atheist like you will be in for a pleasant surprise.

      • Bert Savarese

        When I was in deep, deep emotional pain & praying with such heartfulness, I heard that small voice say, as clearly as anyone speaking to me in person, “Trust me, just trust me…” and I knew that this was exactly what I needed to do; not try to figure things out on my own, but trust God, as he asked me to do, and let him guide me. I don;;t have to figure it all out. He knows what HE is doing. And that was over 20 yrs ago – and I have heard that still small voice many times. Believe in Jesus as the one who died so we can have eternity with God/Jesus/the Holy Spirit in heaven. Read His Word (start with Proverbs for practical advice; start, also with Matthew, to read about Jesus’ life. Just trust him. That is all we need to do. Jesus was sent to save us – we must believe in who Jesus was, what He did, and the way to God the Father is through Jesus. Then just trust your life to Him. Sounds complicated but its not. Church denominations make things complicated sometimes, but all the answers to everything is in the bible. You can always trust it. God never, never lies. Satan lies constantly. God is the God of clarity, not confusion.

        • ShuLei Shirley Tong Flippen

          Yes, and the Book of John, who was present at the Cross and no other Apostles were there with Mary.

    • Vicki Horne

      Thanks for sharing! That’s awesome!

    • Sharon

      What a beautiful testimony of how God never stops giving us what we need just when we need it!

    • srbboo

      Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing. We all go through periods of doubt. Glenn just gave us all a dose of FAITH.

    • Anonymous

      He lives. He love you. He does not want one to perish. Live for Him today because He died for you. Love your story and Glenn’s. My grandfather heard the angels as he passed. I know they are real.

    • Kisha Deann Majors

      Thank you all for your wonderful words of encouragement today. My faith was certainly strengthened today ten fold… by simply reminding me that I’ve known the truth all along. That I just need to keep my faith closer to my heart and remember the things that I have been a witness to. God Bless you all. God Bless Glenn and his family/friends. God Bless his father who is now able to feel the love he so rightly deserves once again.

    • Anonymous

      God bless you Kisha for sharing your testimony with everyone – we overcome by the word of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb. You will not know how many lives you touched and whose faith you built up until the day He comes and we know as we are known. Keep your nose in the bible and your eyes on the heavens – He’s coming soon!

    • Anonymous

      I am glad you shared and do not worry about those people who will think ill or weird of you. The ONLY one that really counts is our Lord and he says IF you are ashamed of me I will be ashamed of you. Our world is so different than what I grew up with. SO many think wrong is right and right is wrong. I wrote a poem Topsy Turvey Upside down the world is on a merry go round. It truly is so just be yourself and read the Bible and get as CLOSE to God as you can for that is the ONLY thing that truly matters in this life for that will last eternally. This world will NOT!

    • lugoadvertising

      Kisha – God is near and with you. I will keep you so close in prayer. It is hard to understand when divine meets humanity in front of you- but you experienced God’s grace and mercy. Keep close to His Heart, keep hidden under His Wing..He will heal your broken heart and bind up your wounds..in Jesus name and will nurture you back to full faith..Lord bless you..M

    • Anonymous

      Kisha, I can guarantee God heard your call and He is not “away.” After a lifetime of figuratively shaking my fist in His face I too, had that day when my life collapsed and I asked for help. I can tell you the skies did not part at that moment but my life began to change. A series of very special people came into my life and new doors opened–but you have to pay attention and you still make choices about whether to accept what you’ve been offered. It becomes a time of listening carefully and differently to what’s going on around you–and the events of a noisy world of shallow promises can drowned out God’s whispers and subtle guidance. Approach your prayers with an open and different heart (different from before you prayed for help). And listen to those “prompts.” I am the grateful recipient of second chances. Accept God’s grace and your life can change forever.

    • Brandon Marks

      This is such an awesome story! You had me in tears. Thank you so much for sharing! It encourages me as well. God bless you!

    • Margie Jones

      Beautiful, thank you for sharing. I lost my dad 9 years ago and still talk to him daily. He was a believer and so am it.

    • Corlinda Quinn

      Thank you for sharing. When my mother passed, she also looked up in the corner. She smiled, and was gone. I know she saw Jesus.

    • Jane Helbert

      Yes Kisha, It is all true. God will pursue His sheep as long as it takes and we will hear His Voice. God Bless you.

    • jean meade

      Kasha Dawn heaven, God, an Jesus Christ is real , as real an the form that our bodys stand in, they are the most wonderful friends this life will ever have an i for one won’t to thank Glynn beck for the message he gave in the witness that God is real an i also proclaim him in the highest he’s my all an all it’s a mighty blessing to know people like Glynn beck is witnessing or Lord Jesus Christ to the world, thank you Jesus for people like Glynn

    • MelissaG

      I made a similar leap of faith 11 years ago after we lost our first born baby boy. I was asking for a sign that all I believed was true. I prayed this for a few weeks until one day I felt God in a familiar yet powerful way but nothing wondrous like a sign and I felt the strength to accept The Lord in a deeper way, with deeper faith. Since that time there has been many blessings – many I would have never have had had I walked these roads alone. God has shown Himself repeatedly to me in profound ways especially through His Word.

    • Anonymous

      If you know any thing in the Bible about Jesus being on the cross, he for gave one of the men, just for asking Jesus to forgive him. I know nothing about Glenn’s dad. But if that’s what happened, then so be it, for me. One reason I follow Glenn, is he’s spirit.

    • Bobby Jo

      My mom was dying of cancer. About 2 weeks before she died, she began to hear angels singing to her to bring her home.

  • Carol Rath Raschkow

    What a beautiful story..Have seen this so many times in my career as a RN.

  • Susan Carol Apperson

    As a 30 year critical care r.n., I can testify over and over of accounts of peaceful passings and conversations between patients and their “escorts” as they passed. I’ve also seen some different passinvs as well, not so peaceful. But my heart and mind are at peace to be assured of the truth!!!!!

    • Rhonda Renee Sessions

      Thank you, Susan. You are in the perfect position to witness this phenomena over and over again, and to be a witness to Him to the rest of us of His Goodness and promises to us.

  • Joanna Fackrell Mantz

    Glenn, I just lost my father a month ago. This is eerily similar to what we experienced. Thank you for the touching tribute you made to your father. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true! D&C 14:7

    • TheROUSes

      The mormon religion is a cult and nothing it preaches is true because they worship a god that isn’t even there.

      • Donna Loock

        You don’t know what you are talking about

        • TheROUSes

          Yes I do, Donna Loock. In the bible God said that He is the only God and that there were none before Him and that there will be non after Him. Mormons believe that God wasn’t the first God and that they themselves can become one.

          • Anonymous

            You only understand part of what we believe. God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, are who we worship, have faith in, and look to for salvation.

          • TheROUSes

            I fully understand what you believe, SBrook2515, but God said He is the first and the last and apart from Him there is no god. Mormons believe that God was once a man though and that he wasn’t the first. God said otherwise though.

          • TheROUSes

            Yes, I know that’s who you only worship, SBook2515, but mormons believe that there was a god before God and that mormons can become gods, but God said that He is the FIRST and the LAST and that apart from Him there is no god….Mormons believe the opposite.

        • TheROUSes

          Yes I do, Donna. I’m going by God’s Word. In the bible God said that He is the FIRST and the LAST and that apart from Him there is no god….Mormons believe there was a god before God and that mormons can become a god. God says the exact opposite.

  • Peggy Dignum

    I know it to be true, that loved ones are there to escort you over to the otherside, Even heard of beloved pets being there too. 😉 Thank you for shareing the story Glenn. Your father truely was a great man. It has confirmed what I already knew and have been told by pastors who are with folks as they cross over. R.I.P. Bill Beck

  • Bar Salinas

    Thanks William “Bill” Beck Thank you!!!!!

  • Chris Smith

    I lost my Dad to cancer. He was my best friend. Not a day goes by I don’t miss him.

  • Anonymous

    Ecclesiastes 9:5-6,10 – “For the living know that they will die;
    But the dead know nothing,
    And they have no more reward…Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished…Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going….

    Job 7:9,21 – “So he who goes down to the grave does not come up….For now I will lie down in the dust,
    And You will seek me diligently,
    But I will no longer be.”

    Please be comforted and take heed in these words, Glenn. Your father will not go to the Father quite yet. We first return to the dust, and know nothing anymore and even when God seeks us diligently, we will no longer be (as stated in Job). But when Christ returns the dead in Christ will rise first (1 Thessalonians 4:16) and then He will pass judgment and separate the wicked from the righteous (Matthew 25:32-34). It is only then that we receive our reward, after our judgment. One cannot be rewarded before the judgment of all mankind.

    Please, accept the truth of these passages. God bless you and your family.

  • Leo Trent Heard

    My aunt did almost exactly the same thing. Was unconscious for a few days, then sat up in bed, opened her eyes, and was looking at “something” but there was nothing there. Slipped back into bed, and she was gone. Something pretty amazing was going on, but we’ll all have to wait and see……

  • George Diamond

    My Dad also passed this past Saturday March 29, 2014. He was 93. My sisters and I knew our father had a fear of death. On the morning of his death, this man who was recently bed ridden, asked for his shoes as he wanted to leave his bedroom. “come on, we have to leave”, he was saying to my sister.

    When my Grand Mother passed years ago, the hospice nurse told me it was close to time and she mentioned that there were spirits all around her in the room.

    My sisters and I both think my grandparents and his brother were there in the room to get him, and he was afraid to go. He got nervous and hyper ventilated before expiring, but that was the way my Dad was in life, he was not a daredevil, if you will. He was afraid of swimming, motorcycles and flying… If I cooked him a chicken dinner, he would want that every night. I would always tease him about being so routine. I love my Dad and I will miss him as, like Glenn and his father, we were also good friends.

  • Mary Kay Davignon

    At the end of his earthly life, my husband’s grandfather was not conscious for several days before passing except for the last day, when he began repeating “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy” over and over. He was a humble, wonderful Christian man, and he obviously was worthy!

  • Anonymous

    I was with my Mother when she passed away in 2011. In the last few days of her life she would speak with her father, who had died back in 1960. I now know that she was being prepared for her crossing. I can only share this experience but personally, for me, I am sure that we do not pass alone & that those who have gone before will be there to provide comfort.

    • Michelle Reusser

      When my Grandfather went in and out of consienceness he would talk to his mother and other unknowns in the week before he himself passed. Like Glenn’s father, my Grandfather wasn’t a true believer. My husband and I had spoken with him a few times about it. I never for a second believed he would pass on into nothingness. I told him the ones he loved that went before him would be there to show him the way. That he would be there waiting for me one day. We often feel him around us. My 3yr old sent my husband out of his room as he tucked him in one night. My husband needed to move so that “Tappa” could sit on the bed with him. My Grandfather has never in flesh been in my home or with my boys as they went down for the night.

  • Michael Loftus

    how wonderful to know and then to see..G-D Bless.

    • PatriotMom

      It’s OK to say GOD Bless 😉

  • Penni Price-Lindsey

    My own beloved mother stretched out her arms and said “Oh, thank you, God!”. Shortly after, she was gone…thanks, Mom. <3

  • Lee-Ann M Kenerson

    My mother was in and out of conscience as I sat with her I sang her favorite praise songs . She had one finger that closed over mine. One eye that she noticeably could see out of and focus. Mom loved God and Jesus she was our prayer warrior. I watched her wrestle all night almost like she was bargaining with the angels and the light all around. You see all of her 5 children were not there yet. Right before dawn a very dark room became as bright as daylight. I was on one side my other sister was on the other side of her bed. Sis said is she going. I smiled wide and said can’t you feel the angels all around. Sis started crying I did not. I was in awe! I saw and felt a light of incredible strength warmth joy . I kept praising and thanking God . How blessed I was to have this incredible mother and how blessed I was to be a witness to God’s glory as she went home. When you witness this glory your life is never ever the same on this earth because now YOU KNOW what you knew before by faith .

    • Verna Shattali

      At my mother’s funeral, I was right in front of her casket, saying over and over to “Please, God, help me get through this” Soon, I felt such a rush of comfort–to this day I believe there was an angel, or “being” to the upper left of me and one beside me on my right side. Not only was I comforted, but spent the rest of the day trying to comfort other family members–it was such an overwhelming feeling of comfort and peace–whenever I start to question things, I remember the help I received when I needed strength the most.

  • Jani Jane

    My father passed while I was on tour in 1991 (professional musician) I
    felt the presence of spirit enter the room where I was staying (Birmingham Al) my father was battling caner in SC. A shadow entered the dark room walked over to the bed leaned over me, I felt the presence lean in, right to my face, then moved back out of the room. I got a call 30 minutes later (5:30am) that my father had passed. I Believe – Chris Holly

  • Bryan R. Eyman

    As a Byzantine Catholic priest I have been at the bedside of many men and women who were physically dying. With most of them I was able to share with them the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. It’s truly the most precious gift and food for the journey to Eternal Life. May God grant to your father blessed repose and Eternal Memory.

  • Lynne Davis Adair

    Thanks for sharing that, Glen. And to all the others writing on this site, thank you for taking the time to share what uou have witnessed. God is real. Jesus died for a reason. And He rose again to prove Who He is. And He comes for each of us who have received His eternal gift of salvation. “This world is not mynhome–I’m just passing through”…Praise God! There is LIFE after death!

  • Carol Miller

    I was listening to my “created” station on iheart radio when I started reading this news about Glenn’s father passing. The song that was playing at the time was “Honey”, by Bobby Goldsboro. How ironic is that? God Bless you, Mr. Beck….rest in peace in the loving arms of Jesus.

  • Anonymous

    What an awesome experience for you Glenn. It is a true blessing to witness God at work. I had a deep experience when my newborn daughter passed. She was born with a fatal genetic disorder and lived only 3 days. When she was close to death, I felt many, many angels in the room – there to carry her to Heaven. I felt the “opening” of the hereafter in the room with us. It is not something that can be explained. You just know it when it happens. I held my baby and told her to go with the angels and I would see her again soon. She left almost immediately after I told her it was OK to go with them. While I was heart-broken and grieved heavily in the months and years after losing her, in the immediately aftermath, I felt an overwhelming peace, and knowledge of where she had gone. I felt a deep sense of awe and incredibly humbled to have been in the presence of angels and so close to Heaven. I know this may sound strange, but it was what it was.
    May God comfort you and your family in your time of grief, and know that you will be with your father again. RIP Bill Beck.

  • JH

    24 hours prior to my husbands passing, our cats were laying on his bed. All of a sudden they sprung to the floor and ran around the bed howling at the ceiling above his bed! This went on for about 5 minutes and then they laid back on the bed with him. To this day the one cat that is still living will periodically look into a corner of the ceiling and mewl like a kitten. Yes God and Heaven exist!

  • K Janak

    My grandfather’s death was very similar as well. We were not there but my aunts and uncles were there and they said (and he was going in and out of consciousness too) that he was talking turned to the wall and talking to his deceased brother and saying that he couldn’t go yet because he wasn’t ready. No one denied the power and reality of what was going on that day. What a blessed experience for you! Hope you are comforted at this time.

  • Sarah

    Shortly before my dad lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, he told us that he had special visitors one night. His mother-in-law, my grandmother, who had died 24 years earlier told him everything was going to be okay. And it is, even though he is no longer with us. He finished his work here.

  • Judy Al Love

    “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. My husband had a heart attack and went to heaven. He came back to life and is still with us today. He saw many wonderful things in heaven. So I know it is real!

  • Carolyn Sells Smith

    I know there is a afterlife. I want to share a story with you that is not pleasant at all.
    When I was 10 years of age, my parents were called to the home of a dying man. He had been a very abusive drunk. He had asked for my mom, who was a christian.
    When we arrived at the home, I can remember hearing screaming. Mom and dad ran into the home. and the man was laying on the floor. He had a heart attack. He was screaming for mom to get his feet out of the fire. I have never witnessed anything like that since. He died screaming, get my feet out of this fire. It haunts me to this day.

  • Tina Goforth

    I love the fact that it isn’t the person who is passing over that needs the reassurance of Heaven, but the ones there with them who gets to see the evidence first hand. God is REAL, Heaven is REAL, Eternity is REAL. Jesus is the ANSWER and he is waiting for people to come back to him so they can spend eternity with him.
    May Mr. Beck rejoice and sing God’s Praise.

  • RUTH

    I had the same experience with my Mother Glenn, except my Mother always knew she would meet Jesus.. July 8 1985 after years of illness, since I was 4 years old- at that time 21. She would slip in and out- and then this brightness came about her she sat straight up and bed, and starting singing the old rugged cross, with the biggest smile on her face looking up to the ceiling- there was such life- during this time, I felt as she was being healed. She then gently laid back down curled up in a fetal position and passed away very calmly. At that moment I knew everything she had always believed in was true. It took me a few years to fall so deeply in love with the Lord- but, that experience sent me to the most loving place also. May God breath His life into you- May He hold your heart in His hand, and when you put your head down at night- may you always hear the beat of His heart for you. Amen and many blessing

  • David Vineyard

    My great grandpa did this, he told us the angels arrived and he had to go, that he would catch us later, and they were beautiful , powerful stuff

  • Dashtam

    My dad, while on his deathbed, had similar visitors. My mother said he knew them and thougt it was those who went before him came back to accompany him on the journey.

  • Björn Ironside

    I’m terribly sorry for your loss. RIP Bill Beck.

  • Jerry Sutton

    My niece visited my son when she died at 15 in a wilderness area. He described the visit before we knew she had passed.

  • Karen E. Lonaberger

    Glenn, I witnessed the exact same miracle when my Dad died….and again 6 weeks later when my Mom died….so powerful and so peaceful. It makes one cry to be in such close proximity to an angel…to realize there is another realm altogether and one day we will be with Jesus and understand it all. God bless you and your family

  • Shelli Mandeville

    What a gift.

  • Pete Jay

    Glenn, my Grandmother had a similar thing happen before she passed away!! My Grandma had lost her ability to speak but was still conscious. I remember my Mom calling me and teling me how, just before she passd away, Grandm had turned away from my Mom and reached out her hand and smiled. My Mom said the room got brighter for a few seconds, then dimmed back and as the light left, so did my Grandma!! The amazing part of this story was the impact on my Mom!! I am a religious person (Catholic) and knew exactly what had happened, but my Mom is not and I believe it expanded her mind!! She mentions that she prays more now! Go bless you and your family Glenn!!

  • Beth

    My mother died when I was 13 at the age of 38 of colon cancer. She was unconcious right before she died but at the moment of her passing she opened her eyes, smiled a huge smile and said “They are here, the angels are here to take me”. This experience and other things I experienced during this time led me into a very special and personal relationship with God. I know He exists and I look forward to seeing him and my mother someday :)

  • SportyGal883C

    Thank you for sharing your awesome experience and message to all! My condolences on your loss of your great dad.

  • Beverlyann Brunswick

    Thanks Glen for sharing. Prayers go out to your family.

  • Anonymous

    That is not evidence Glenn. If you make a statement as such, it is require of you to prove it. That is not proof when it could be just a hallucination of the dying mind. Science requires fact not beliefs.

    It’s OK to believe but please refrain from stating as fact until verified scientifically.

    • Randy Spate

      just ask God to reveal Himself NeoZon …. He is real and His presence will be felt as soon as you ask … meanwhile I’ll be praying for you

    • Holli Snider-Feeley

      The supernatural can not be proven in the natural, thus ‘super…natural’. You either believe the millions upon million of eye witness testimonies, experience it yourself, or see someone else experience it and believe it or you don’t. Your choice. For those who insist on not believing or on being skeptical even concrete proof would be explained away. Glenn is speaking the truth according to faith.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

      It is facts to us who believe.

    • Fat Lip

      Believing is not just of mind.
      There is much more heart involved .
      Science only is of proof of all things if lying is faith .
      God be with you

    • Anonymous

      I beg to differ. Why must we throw out the eyewitness accounts of thousands and thousands of individuals who have experienced such sacred things? I’m not just talking about the dying, but the living as well. Also, let’s not act as though “science” has any real answers regarding alternate explanations for these events. There are only thoughts (not even real theories) about what might happen to a dying brain to cause the brain to see visions and the like. No proof. No repeatable experiments. But, we’re supposed to toss out eyewitness accounts in the name of science? Not me. God lives!

  • Anonymous

    On my final visit to my elderly mother, she was very concerned that her eyesight was going. I said, “Mama, do you want me to pray for your eyes?” We had never prayed together, but she said yes, so I put my hands on her eyes and prayed that the Holy Spirit would touch her eyes and restore her sight. Shortly after, she was rushed to the hospital where she was terminal. However, just before she died, while my sister was in the room with her, she looked around and said, “I can see! I can see!” My sister didn’t know about our prayer, so she was baffled by this strange outburst. A few days later, my mother died, and I had a few misgivings about praying only for her eyes. Why didn’t I pray for her whole body?. But then again, she was 99. What quality of life would I be praying her back to? At least she experienced a beautiful miracle before she went.

  • landofaahs

    God’s mercies are new every morning. The joy and peace that is to be had in Christ far outweighs all the hopes of this world.

  • Keith G. Kessler

    My heart goes out to Glenn and his family in this time of grieving. I hope that he takes comfort in knowing that families are eternal through the salvation granted by Jesus the Christ.

  • Michael Stansell

    Thinking of you Glen. God is real, Jesus lives. Those who follow will recieve their reward. This earth is not our home. We are just visitors here. Looking at you your parents did a great job.

  • GRarchitect

    Glenn, I am so sorry you lost your dad, but heaven is a little fuller! My mother died as I sat next to her with my arm around her. God just took back the breath He had given her. What a special thing to be there when your parent goes to heaven!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I am very sorry to learn of your fathers passing, but am grateful that you shared the miracle of his last words. My father died of stomach cancer at the age of 49. He was kept sedated and practically comatose up to the end. In his last moment, he became extremely lucid. He opened his eyes and he stared up at the ceiling. His last words will never be forgotten. He said, “Okay. I won’t fight it anymore. I’m coming.” I have never doubted the existance of God or heaven, but it is wonderful to hear that others share in this same heavenly dialogue. Thank you and God Bless you and your family

  • Anonymous

    I had a similar experience with the passing of my mother many years ago. My sympathies to Glenn on his loss. I don’t get to hear the show as often as I used to and I had occasionally wondered about his father, as Glenn and I are the same age and mine passed a few years ago. I’m glad you had those extra years, because they mean so much.

  • Secretly the Saviours

    Dearest Glenn. I am sorry for your loss yet another Brother has gone on to Heaven! He Lives and all is the Truth! Glenn this was a beautiful testimony how God NEVER stops giving all of us everything we need just when we need it! Beautiful story and thank you dear Glenn for sharing it. Everyone may go through periods of doubt, but Glenn, you just lovingly gave us the gift of FAITH! Love, Light & Blessings to all here!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn….My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing your personal experience of his passing. My husband passed in June 2011, peacefully sleeping in his lounge chair, while I slept in our bed. He had suffered over the years since 1989 with four life altering strokes. After a very serious brain stem stroke in 2005, he could no longer walk, swallow or speak clearly, but as I called out to God for rehabilitation, healing, and guidance in caring for him, I actually received Jesus as my Savior, and came to have a deeper understanding of the living God and his promise to us, his children. From that time on the Holy Spirit helped me to care for my husband with the gifts of the Spirit….love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Just months before my husband passed he confessed his sins, was forgiven, and received faith in God’s promise of eternal life. Although I was not awake to see it, I envision my husband asking God to take him home and Jesus himself carrying my beloved husband’s soul and spirit from his lifeless body into heaven. God is real and He is faithful to those who come to Him through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!

  • Anonymous

    God Bless you Glenn for bringing us the Truth presented by facts and RIP Bill Beck

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! My father told me the same thing, in a dream.

  • Anonymous

    When my dad was in the end of life stage, I too worried about his relationship with God, and if he did believe. I prayed for God to show me, if my dad was with him and that he believed. My dad had passed and I was praying for something that I didn’t think was possible. It was too late in my mind and soul, there was no way that I could know, not now. EVERYTHING is possible with God! I went for the final veiwing, to say my last goodbye, and God had answered my prayer. My dad had died of cancer, and he struggled so hard for 5 years, everything had become such an effort in the end. At the viewing, he was in the casket, at the front of the room. It looked like he was glowing, as I walked in the door at the back of the room. A cry escaped me as I ran to him, my husband trying to hold me back, I broke free. No one had heard my prayer, except God. My dad looked so at peace, so healthy and full, and I knew that he was with God, my prayer had been answered.

  • Anonymous

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Glenn, Your an inspiration to a lot of people.

  • Fat Lip

    Free at last rest in peace Mr. Beck no more pain no bills and best of all you get to sit on our Father lap and feel childhood again !!
    Praise be to God .
    My prayers are with you and yours Glenn so sorry for your heartache .

  • Mehmehsangels

    Nothing is weird to those who truly believe. The Good Lord speaks to each of us in His own beautiful way….God bless you.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    “Come now, highest celebration on the way towards eternal freedom,
    death, put down the heavy chains and walls
    of our transient life and our deluded soul,
    so that we may finally behold what we are not given the chance to see here.
    Freedom, we sought you long in discipline, action and suffering.
    Dying, we now recognise you in God’s countenance”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

  • JayTee

    Mortal death: promotion from a harsh testing place to a resting place of indescribable peace. People fight hard to stay here, but I believe many of them will wonder why they did that after they pass over to a far better situation. Death can be tough on those left behind, particularly parents of children who leave before them, or small dependent children who lose a parent. But graduation day eventually comes to/for all mortals, and as my grandma used to often say, “It’s a blessing” . . . and usually it is.

  • Udon Nomi

    Being raised a Christian, of course I believe in life after death. That said, nothing made me face the reality of the journey you take more than my last 5 years spent as a hospice nurse. Comments, facial expressions, gestures made by my patients as I was honored to be a small part of their last moments in this world changed faith to certainy. Sorry for your loss Glenn.

  • Sunny Martindale

    My father had a seizure about two weeks before he died. He was in the emergency room with my younger sister and I. He began to complain about feeling cold and became upset and then all of a sudden he became quite at peace and began saying “Thank you Jesus for letting me know You are really real”. My sister and I were in awe. He kept saying “You and I are one, we are God” and when I finally asked him what was Jesus like, after a moment of my dad searching for the words, he finally said “An explosion of truth”. I have always believed in God and trusted Him totally, but what a gift to know without a doubt that God/Jesus is really REAL!!

  • Rhonda Renee Sessions

    I wasn’t there when my mother passed away in 2004 from cancer in California, because I lived in Kentucky, and had to continue to work while she was in her final month here on earth, but my sister, my brother, and my father were by her side. She was in a morphine-induced coma, to help with the level of pain she was experiencing from the disease, but according to my siblings and father, she woke up from the coma, looked at the corner of the room, smiled a huge smile, and said “Jesus!” and then she was gone. So, it is reassuring to those of us left behind, who are true believers in Christ Jesus, will see our loved ones in Heaven! It is also reassuring to share these experiences, such as Glenn has, so to edify the rest of us, and to know that there is commonality in that Hope!

  • Pamela Smith

    Glen, we don’t know if you wil even see this, but are posting our thoughts and prayers in hopes you will. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Thank you for sharing your fathers wonderful experience which I am sure brings you comfort and hope. God is so gracious. We love Psalms 138:8 that says the Lord is making perfect those things that concern us. God allowed you to experience this event with your father to bring you assurance that he is going to Heaven. Now you have a hope of seeing him again. God is so good.

  • Anonymous

    Sincere condolences to Glenn and his family. May God comfort you as you grieve.

  • Anonymous

    Glen, your family was lucky to have a chance to hear your father’s voice before he passed. The day I found my mother and she was taken to the ER where she eventually died, she never regained her voice or awareness, except for the a few momets before the final moment, She sat up in her ER bed- looked to the far wall/ceiling and reached. I was told by a nurse there that this is common. Often someone, like mom, sees another family member who has passed before, it could have been dad who passed 4 years before or it could hae been her angel escort. God knows she deserved one as I am sure your dad did. God Bless your family!

  • Anonymous

    God Bless Mr. Beck.

  • Sharmon Roderick Sitton

    Awesome! Pray pray and keep praying. Be still and know that I’m God. He will come! I promise, if He will do it for me I know He will be faithful to you as well. Trust Him as a little baby trust his care taker to provide for his every need. He’s your abba Father! Learn to speak His name! He lives, it’s all true!

  • witnessone

    Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You and Family During This Very Difficult Time. May Our Father-In-Heaven Always Comfort and Bless, You, and, Your Beautiful Family. With Much Love and Blessings.
    The Hampton’s

  • Ivy Sauers

    My grandmother whom I loved dearly passed away in 1997. She was a Godly woman and had gone through a lot, including having both legs amputated due to diabetes and had gone partially blind because of it. She had not spoken for several hours before she passed away but just before she went to her Heavenly home, she opened her eyes and said very clearly, “Jesus”. Then she went with Jesus to her Heavenly home. I can still see her and hear her say “Jesus” after all this time. I believe he was with her – as the song says- “I won’t have to cross Jordan alone”. I believe.

  • arbroker

    If Jesus isn’t God, as the LDS believe, our sins are not paid for and no one has given us righteousness in exchange for our faith.

    • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      Um, wow. Not even close. LDS.org for what LDS actually teach.

  • Carol Tumlin

    What a message. Renewed strength and faith. Thank you Glenn for sharing your fathers end of life on this earth, and the beginning of his new life in heaven. Wow!!

  • BobM

    I’m glad you had the opportunity to know him…something I never had…

  • Dr. Michael Marino, DC MAO

    Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen

  • Anonymous

    When my great grandson was about two his parents took him to Texas to visit family. While there they went to my granddaughter in laws grandfathers grave who of course the toddler had never seen. With no prompting at all the little guy pulled some grass and walked to the grave, sprinkled it and said “Papa.” He had never been in TX before nor had he ever heard anyone call anyone else “Papa.”
    In addition, no one had pointed out which headstone was the Papas.

    Bless you and your family Glenn. Yours is a very moving story.

  • DBwatchman

    In this crazy world, where everything is opposite of what it really is: good is bad, bad is good, black is white, white is black. The one and only anchor I have is: God is more real than anything on this earth to me. This is the dream and God is the reality.
    Rejoice Glenn, your father waits in heaven for you with all your saved relatives!

  • Carl Mennare

    Glenn, my thoughts are with you. My father died 3 yeas ago from a carotid aneurysm. We were all blind-sided by his death. I am the oldest of 7 kids, so I feel lucky to have spent the most time with dad. He was an alcoholic and abusive father when we were growing up, but as I grew older and started my own family I began to understand him better. We made peace after I completed Jump school and was assign to the 82nd Airborne Div. Dad was a paratrooper with the 101st during Vietnam. He had 3 tours as sniper, of those were with 7th group. After Desert Shield/Desert Storm he had a whole new respect for me and in his eyes we were finally equals, none of my siblings ever go that. I feel lucky because every time I need his advice I can close my eyes and hear him tell me what he thinks. Your dad will be a frequent visitor to you in your dreams, enjoy it, I know I do.

  • Spiderman

    Peace be with you and your father Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    God bless your courage Glenn in sharing your most vulnerable moments with all of us. May the peace of God guard your heart. Your dad sounded hilarious! I look forward to meeting him.

  • Guest

    glenn beck is shameless to use even his dads passing for his own agenda,shame on you!

    • Kevin

      The only thing shameless is you commenting on a man after he lost his Farther. shame on you!

    • joseph johnson

      Guest ,you are what we call a , douche-bag. I say that with all due respect of course.

      Glenn, May your father rest in peace and thank you for sharing this heartfelt story with us.

  • texastruthtweet

    Wonderful tribute! I am in tears.

  • Anonymous

    Been exactly there Glenn. I have a deep faith, but never knew for sure until – When my mother was passing, she wanted to wait for some family to arrive. As she faded in and out, suddenly she sat up and shouted “No, Lotte. I’m not ready!” Lotte was her sister who had passed some years previously. Even the nursing staff shook their heads as she came back from the brink and knew that something spiritual had just happened. A couple days later family had arrived and she let go, passing very peacefully. Can’t tell me we don’t get escorted. I find a lot of comfort knowing that I’ll be greeted when I go. :)

  • Joyce Fox

    Years ago, my cousin was dying of Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 19. Her parents were worried that she may not have “made a decision for Christ” as Billy Graham says. They prayed and asked that God would allow them some sign that she either knew Jesus or not before she died. At the moment of her death, like Glen’s father, she sat up from her coma and looked with amazement around the room, calling out with awe, “Angels! Angels! Angels!” and was escorted from her “jar of clay” to the Jasper walls of Heaven.

  • Anonymous

    I feel that there is a slow turning as more and more Americans are rejecting the faithless, atheistic ways of our society, our government and our schools. We have just about hit rock bottom and the spirit that we are all born with is rebelling now, and awakening that God does exist and Jesus Christ died on the cross that we might return to Him. People are tired of darkness.

    • Jaamoose

      No, most people are becoming tired of Stone Age mysticism having a part in our society….

      • Brent Bach

        I know you believe in something Jaamoose. You believe you are clever, most of us don’t believe that you aren’t. God Bless you.

  • jalina susan stutte

    I’m so sorry for your lost Glenn and you are a fine example that “A Apple doesn’t all Far from the Tree!” Your father gave all of us a Treasure, YOU. God Lives!

  • Guest

    The god Glenn believes in doesn’t live because his god isn’t real. I hope he finds the true God before he passes.

    • Anonymous

      Instead of showing Christ-like compassion for someone who has lost a family member he loves, you disparage him and his faith.

  • TheROUSes

    The god Glenn believes in doesn’t live because his god isn’t real. I hope he finds the true God before he passes..

  • julia allman

    Awesome! Beautiful! What a proud dad he must of been. God also assured us with the things my mother said, during her last few days on earth. She said, “I am going to the rock!” We said, “what is the rock, mom?” (She always said Peter was the rock.) “Jesus” ! “Jesus, is the rock!”, she said. They were some of the most precious days we shared together. May God Bless and strengthen you and your family as you walk through this grieving process.

  • Anonymous

    My father passed away in November and died without asking for forgiveness. I worry that perhaps he won’t be there to welcome her at the end of my mom’s life. I believe she will be welcomed into Heaven with God’s open arms. Her parents and family will be there waiting to escort her into eternal life. Perhaps, dad asked for forgiveness before he passed, I take solace in that thought.

  • mark

    I buried my 33 year old daughter last week, yes I have a problem with God right now

    • http://christyosterkamp.wordpress.com Christy Osterkamp

      Mark, I am so sorry. I often wonder how brave I would be if I ever lost one of my precious daughters. I pray for comfort as you struggle through your grief. If you take the time to go see “God’s Not Dead”, one of the main characters is struggling with God after witnessing the untimely death of his mother. I recommend you see it even if there’s a chance it might make some sense of all this. Blessings.

    • Guest


      • Jaamoose

        There is no god, no matter how much you type in all caps…

    • Lou Horvath


  • Anonymous

    My mom told me that when one of my elderly aunts was in the hospital, others told my mom that my aunt “was out of her mind.” She had been raised mainly by her father as her mother died when she was a little girl. When she too was in and out of consciousness near the end, she seemed to be having conversations with her dad. I told my mom that she had one foot in this world and one foot in the next and the veil was very thin…. I believe that she could really see her dad and that he and possibly others were there ready to escort her through the veil….

  • Joy Sterritt

    In the moments before my Mother-in-law passed, her family told her it was ok to go, that they would be all right. She reached up her arm as if to reach for someone no one in the room could see and then she passed away. I believe it was her way of showing the part of her family that lacks faith, that there is a heaven!

  • Anonymous

    God Bless you an your family Glenn as you go through this ordeal and I know those Angels were standing there waiting to take your Dad home. An I personally want you to know that I appreciate what you have to say your ideas an comment always seem to fit me just fine. I wish you all the best an keep up the good work. One more thing I always defend you because I respect you as a man.

  • Dulcie A. Covington

    I had an accident in November of last year, hit some black ice and rolled my car two or three times. I am fine now, but the part people should know is that, I was not in the car when it happened. The last thing I remember is watching the car roll over, not from inside the car, but from the area around the car. I had some physical injuries but they have healed, but since the accident occurred it is amazing how close I feel to God. Mr. Beck, I am so sorry for your loss your faith and God will help you.

  • maryjane

    My mom had multi focal strokes over the years. One could not tell she had strokes, but thought she might have Alzheimers which she did not. She did have one big stroke and when I got there she was so restless. I could tell she could only see through one eye. I told her everything would be all right and I was going to be right there. She settled right down and lost consciousness. I called my brother to come from Colorado and he did. He was there with me the next morning and we lied on the bed on either side of her and talked about memories of our happy childhood and the fun and funny times and one moment she was breathing and the next she was not. It was so peaceful and I will treasure those moments.

  • Lynne Holt Miller

    He is with the Angles Glenn, and watching over you, he’s not gone, he’s still with you, still guiding you, and when you meet again it will be grand. But what peace it must give you, to know not only with your faith, but with his words, that he is not alone, not afraid, and is not sick, or infermed in anyway. But then there is the human side of us who still wants our Dad with us, don’t ignore that, let yourself go through the process, cry if you feel like it, it’s okay it’s natural and expected.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Glenn, for sharing and being so open with us.
    I really appreciate it.

  • Anonyy

    Dear Glenn,
    So sorry for your loss.

  • Anthony DuLac

    Wow. Amazing and profound story. Thank you for sharing, sorry for your loss, sir.

  • Anonymous

    Awsome. Glenn, as for us, we rejoice, not grieve as those unbelievers who live with out hope, for our hope is in Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior ! Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. http://bible.com/111/deu.7.9.niv God bless you and your family. For as those escorts came for your Father,we too shall be escorted , unless we are taken up with Jesus as He comes for His church (According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 NIV)).

  • Anonymous

    So sorry about your Dad! He had to be so proud of the great things you have accomplished for all Americans. You have enlightened all who watch your show, taught the TRUTH everyday plus preaching encouragement and mercy. This is your God given Destiny. You and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time of mourning. May the Lord give you strength to endure.

  • jfreddick

    What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. I do honestly believe that in our final minutes, we see an angel detailed to escort us to the other side. My mom said almost the same thing the last time I held her hand. She told me, “I’m ready.” When she said that, I was sad because I knew I’d never see her in life again, but I was at the same time consoled, because I knew that she was not afraid, but completed and resolved.

  • Anonymous

    prayers sent to your family mr beck through this trying time. the Lord be with you and your family amen

  • Christy Ahern

    Thank you Glenn for sharing that with us. Pretty amazing! My Dad just passed away and I wish I could have been there at that moment to see that. To see that is like seeing one of God’s miracles right in front of you. We all wish God would show us a miracle like when Jesus was alive. Can you imagine how fascinating that would be! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Deckard426

    God only requires that we honor our parents, not agree with them. May the peace of God be with Glenn and his family.

  • charles barr

    Sorry for your great loss. Big hole. But somehow I find we can talk to our loved ones who have moved on, in prayer. I don’t know how “it works”. But I’ve experienced that they hear us. I said a prayer for your dad.

  • ML Brinkley

    my mother’s death experience was almost exactly the same — she was no longer responding to anyone in the room but she was clear-eyed and alert when talking to whomever she was talking. Witnessing this will make a believer out of a person.

  • BigMG

    That sort of experience happens very often. Upon passing people often vocally acknowledge the presence of an escort to take them quietly along. Many of them could be called ‘non believers’. That part has always amazed me.

    For all those who mock Christians for ‘talking to their imaginary friends'; I do hope that when your day comes you will find yourself among such loving friends.

  • Paula Calci

    Awesome that God allowed your Father to verbalize for you to hear…that must give you great comfort knowing he was escorted! Praise God for He gives us exactly what we need when we need it….

  • B D

    Glenn, it’s a sin to lie. You lied about Abdulrahman Alharbi and now he’s suing you. It’s a classic David versus Goliath story.

    • Anonymous

      suing someone doesn’t make them right. The guy is here illegally.

    • Anonymous

      we all sin, the only remedy is Jesus.

  • margaret

    I can not understand, but I know. I just know. I just know.

  • Leslie Arnold

    This story is amazing – it’s not only miraculous, but has started an outpouring of people discussing faith! I lost my dad (he was 37) when I was only 8 (and I just turned 50). Throughout my childhood and adolescent years I tried to figure out where he is – right now – and what he’s doing. He “visited” me in an amazing dream a few nights after his passing to comfort me. In my 20’s I read every near-death experience book I could get my hands on, and they’re all so similar. We do have escorts to heaven!
    I’ve been blessed to have witnessed miracles and they usually happen after I feel weak in my faith and ask Heavenly Father to let me know He is real and that He is there. Through them God also confirms He knows ME individually. So, like the advice from others on this post: Ask Him – Ask to know He’s there for you! Then watch what happens – it may be a grand or small thing, just keep your heart and senses open.
    The dreams about my dad come once a year if I’m lucky. However, before watching Glen’s tribute this morning I was blessed last night with an amazing dream about my father! He was going over my homework with me as if I were still 8 years old, but our discussion was as adults, about current things. I don’t remember the details, only that he is proud of me and that I have lots of dreams about him, I just don’t remember them.
    So, I know that BOTH of my fathers are watching out for me! And Glenn, know that yours are as well!

  • 50strz13stripes

    He now sits on the lap of Jesus.
    Thanks for that Glenn

  • Jessica Smith

    Such a wonderful testimony! My great grandmother passed away many years ago, but before she died in her bed she mentioned to the family members in the room with her that she saw an angel by her furnace.

    I believe in God Almighty, maker of Heaven and earth – and I believe in Jesus Christ my Lord and savior. I pray daily for unsaved souls all around the world and I’ll continue to do this until I have no more breath!

  • Lynn Rose

    How beautiful your story, Kesha. God bless you.

  • Lynn Rose

    Glenn, I have learned that when our loved ones move to Heaven, they are in our future. We will be with them again. So you never make the statement that, “we lost a loved one, because they are still living, but in another place. It is a comfort to me personally to know I will see my son, my parents and others when it is my time to leave. God bless you.

  • Kevin G O’Brien

    My mother passed away in the Palm Beach Hospice facility in 2006. I was sleeping on the couch in her room, and my sister was sleeping down the hall on a couch in a small waiting area. She was awakened by a lady screaming in a room across from her, who said that an elderly lady in a white nightgown had appeared from nowhere in her room for a moment and then vanished into thin air. My sister came to see if we were ok, and we realized that mom had passed, just before the woman down the hall saw the “apparition”. Mom was wearing a white nightgown. True story.

  • Me Wise Magic

    These are the times when music speaks much louder than any words


  • Penn_Patriot

    I now can see that this show dislikes free speech. If it did, my post wouldn’t have been deleted. I didn’t swear, name call, or troll in any way. Yet, because my views disagree with yours, you delete it. You are as guilty as the government.

  • Jeffrey Mensch

    Beautiful story…My own experience with death has to do with a baby…to this day her cry still rings in my head…my wife and I were in the hospital for the first time with our week old little girl….she was our first you see…we were so worried…she had started a downward spiral of gran mall seizures so violent that death was an inevitability if they were not stopped….next door i remember a family…young family…they had a little girl too…she was linked to a dyalsis machine and was screaming for its life….hours went by…with my own issues to deal with i remember ignoring that baby…at one time i evan got frustrated with the noise…just constant screaming…as i think about it now i can see the arms reaching down from above to pull the child from the grief stricken couple as they did all they could to hold on to their child…any way i had managed to get about a 30 min nap in….in that time the baby died…I remember feeling about 2 inches tall when i awoke and found out…It was many hospitals and a few towns later that i would hear that baby cry again…as I was on the floor….exhausted from the days and nights work…doing the job that needed to be done…and I got up and knocked out the day…ya see…that baby was alive…it did not know any religion or any science or any song save one…the cry of LIFE…I honestly do not know if I could have made it this far without that experience…I sure love my kids a little more because of it….Thank you for your touching story…Life is precious…and Jesus is very real…and very much alive…

  • Ann McCallister

    And thank YOU for being not only an inspiration for many, in this troubled world, but for sharing this reminder that GOD LIVES, Blessings to you and your family.

  • Pale Ryder

    Since we don’t fully know the sources of our traditions, we should realize that we aren’t free to change them without risking social havoc.

  • Junius Gibbons

    THERE ARE INNUMERABLE WITNESSES OF GOD’S PRESENCE BUT HE WILL NOT REVEAL HIMSELF TO US UNTIL WE ARE WILLING TO FOLLOW HIS PLAN RATHER THAN OURS. ONCE WE DO, EVEN THOUGH WE STILL MIGHT NOT FOLLOW HIM PERFECTLY BUT WITH UNRELENTING EFFORT HE WILL MAKE IT CLEAR TO US THAT HE IS INDEED PLEASED WITH WHO WE ARE BECOMING SOME MAY REMEMBER SAM KINISON AND THE REMARKABLE EVENT SURROUNDING HIS UNTIMELY DEATH. His brother and the others begged him to lay down and he did with his best friend, Carl LaBove, who had been in the following van. holding his head in his hands. At first it looked like there were no serious injuries to Kinison, but within minutes he suddenly said to no one in particular “I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die.” LaBove later said “it was as if he was having a conversation, talking to some unseen somebody else” some unseen person. Then there was a pause as if Kinison was listening to the other person speak. Then he asked “But why?” and after another pause LaBove heard him clearly say: “Okay, Okay, Okay.’ LaBove said: “The last ‘Okay’ was so soft and at peace…Whatever voice was talking to him gave him the right answer and he just relaxed with it. He said it so sweet, like he was talking to someone he loved.” Kinson then lost consciousness. Efforts to resuscitate him failed. Kinison died at the scene from internal injuries. He was just thirty eight years old.

  • Anonymous

    The word “abba” means father in contemporary Hebrew. I am not sure what it would have been in Aramaic but I am 100% sure it has nothing to do with the pop group Abba. It sounds as if Glenn Beck had an extraordinary relationship with HIS “abba”. May God bless Bill’s memory and may it serve always as an inspiration for Glenn to do the sort of things that will do credit to that memory. In the words on the ancient Jewish benediction, “The Lord bless you and keep you Glenn; the Lord make his face to shine down upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift upon his countenance upon you and give you peace”…I’ve heard the same in conclusion of a Catholic mass as well. Nothing replaces a parent but the truly important things they “give” us never leave. God Bless.

  • Populist democrat

    God lives, but Glenn Beck’s money and reputation is going to take a beating in a Boston courtroom. Beck was sued last Friday for defamation of character by one of the many people he has blatantly lied about, but you don’t see this mentioned in his newsletters.

    I can’t imagine why.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn beck my prayers go out too you and your family that the lord will help you
    get through this tough time. when my dad step father pass away i grew closer to the lord. and he help me through.

  • Elsie Kirk

    Elsie Kirk
    Hello Glen did you get my letter? You will see your Father again on the day of resurrection.
    To find out more please go to http://www.jw.org
    Love Elsie

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