"... but your life shall be as a prize to you..." - Jeremiah 39:18
If you have been watching the news at all, then chances are you have seen something about this case. Three girls went for a drive (possibly to look at stars) and somehow they went off the road and into lake. They were found dead yesterday. My heart breaks for these girls and their families. They were in their twenties (one just barely in hers) and had all of life before them and then their lives are just gone. It's amazing how things can really affect you, because the first thing I thought of this morning was them. I thought about their lives, their families and friends left behind, and the hurt that must be lingering between all of them. It so horrific and sad.
I thought the verse from Jeremiah fit well because life really shouldn't be taken lightly, like you have a "right" to be here, because all in all you never know when your life may end. I mean this has just messed me up because it has gotten me thinking about things that aren't really fun or nice to think about. At first I tried blocking the thoughts, but then I realized that God is trying to speak to me and let me know that while this might now happen to me, life is such a precious gift and it is meant to be lived in Him and to the fullest. I have taken my life for granted and I no longer want to do that. Through God and the lives of these beautiful young women I have learned that.
Don't take your life for granted. Go out and do what you think you can't and tell people about the love of Jesus Christ. Today, I hope you will join me in prayer for the families and friends and teammates of these 3 young women. That they will let God be their strength.
RIP Kyrstin Gemar, Afton Williamson, and Ashley Neufeld. God bless!