This morning I rolled out of bed, snatched my phone from my desk and tapped in my password. While checking the trending section on Facebook a headline caught my eye and stopped my breath. It read, “The Voice singer Christina Grimmie…shot dead.”
As a sporadic watcher of The Voice and big fan of Christina Grimmie voice I was shocked and very saddened by her passing. The beautiful, talented, young woman that passed away was only 22 years old.
While I skimmed article after article many ideas notions and ramblings ran through my head. Ultimately, only one of those thoughts won out in prominence. That thought being: life has proven itself to be way too short. As can be seen in the incredibly tragic case of Christina, we can be here on earth one moment and gone the next.
That thought led to myriads of other questions… big questions that can appear to be rather disturbing if they have never been discussed or thought about. Inquiries such as: what in the world do I live my life for? What or who is waiting for me when I pass from this side to the next? Am I living in a way I want to be remembered for?
For me, thinking on these things was a somewhat macabre experience but also very enlightening… you see as a human I am not too excited about death and dying As a Christian, I believe in heaven and am incredibly excited to go there. I also believe God has called each one of us to live lives that are worthy of Him. We are to use our God given abilities and talents, no matter what they might be, in order to glorify and honour Him.
In light of the tragic events that have transpired I urge you to think about your eternity and what you have been placed on this earth to do.
If you’re not sure where to start, I can tell you this: you have been placed on this planet to know God and to make Him known to others. Yes, there is a God who is passionately in love with you who wants you to know Him and spend your eternity with Him. He gave His Son’s life so you can live with Him forever. Don’t wait to get to know Him. He calls lovingly for you today <3
My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to this beautiful, young woman’s family and the millions who have been impacted by Christina.
Christina singing “In Christ Alone” <3