Death has reared its ugly head again and I hope it's not true what they say -- these things come in threes because well, that's just no fun.
I just got word that a colleague, a girl whom I interacted with a number of times that I could only count on two hands collapsed and died at church last night. She passed out, and that's all I know. She was my age. Well, a year younger than me. 24. And I'm overcome with sadness right now. But I'm glorifying God because she is with Him.
I hardly knew the girl, however there was no question in my mind what she stood for. She was a child of God and with that, she's my sister in Christ.
We were Facebook friends, which of course you know makes us b-fries, right? When I heard the news of her passing, I immediately went to her Facebook page to get a last look at someone I hardly knew. And y'all, this girl left footprints all over this earth. Her profile is full of bible references and friends who loved her, people whom she made a lasting imprint on.
She died in church you guys, and as far as I'm concerned, that's about one of the best ways to go, right? You go out praising the Father on this earth He created and end up where you were meant to be all along, praising the Father for eternity. How awesome is that?!? Bye-bye world. Hello Jesus.
I'm sad that I didn't get to know her any better. She was a sweet girl and always took the time to speak to me when she saw me. She was sincere and it's crazy to know that someone can affect you without you even knowing it.
Praise God for people like that. God continues to show the ways he works and they are not all conceivable. However, they are good. God is good and to Him alone be the glory.
I pray for Heather's family and the people in her circle of influence. I know that she will be missed but I know that God has his hand in all of this and will continue to use her life to display His glory.
"We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." 2 Corinthians 4:16-17