A Father’s Love

A Father’s Love

A Chinese father never stopped looking for his son, who was kidnapped at age 2. They reunited after 24 years.

Guo Gangtang and his wife were reunited with their son, Guo Xinzhen, who’s now in his mid-20s
An image from a BBC video shows Guo Gangtang, 51, hugging his son and crying as they see each other for the first time since the son was kidnapped 24 years ago. (BBC)

After his 2-year-old son was kidnapped, Guo Gangtang scoured nearly all of China, traveling more than 300,000 miles by motorcycle in a decades-long hunt for his boy.

Guo, now 51, has handed out countless fliers since 1997, the South China Morning Post reported. He flew a flag on the back of his motorcycle with his son’s picture on it. He begged for money and slept under bridges. He broke bones in traffic crashes, faced highway robbers, and wore out 10 motorcycles.

Despite his efforts, months turned to years, years stretched into a decade, and then that decade became two. At one point, Guo considered suicide.

But he never stopped looking.

“Only on the road, I felt I am a father,” he told a newspaper in 2015. “I have no reason to stop [searching]. And it’s impossible for me to stop.”

Now, he can. On Sunday, Guo and his wife were reunited with their son, Guo Xinzhen, who’s now in his mid-20s. As cameras rolled, the long-suffering parents buried their heads into the young man’s shoulder and wailed as they saw him for the first time in 24 years.

An excerpt from an article of the  Washington Post

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May we sense anew the Love of our heavenly Father and feel within our own hearts the power of His Heart…

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
John 3:16

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“And the Lord God called unto Adam,
and said unto him, Where art thou?”
Genesis 3:9

Brian Troxel