It's strange. Last night right before I went to bed I was thinking about writing a post about death. No one in my life directly has died recently but it seems like a different friend is losing someone every week now.
This morning I woke up my sister telling my mom that a singer has died- one that is a Christian! I got out my iPod and looked at what's trending. You all know what's up: Christina Grimmie was shot and killed last night after her show in Florida. It really is a tragedy... I hate when people say this, like it makes it better or worse that someone has died of any age, but she was so young! She actually went to college with one of my sister's friends. Insane.
Christina did a music video with Disney a little while back and I was excited to see what was next for her with all of that. She accomplished so much in such a small amount of time!
My first thought after I found out about this was 'She died doing what she loves'.
It made my happy. But also, it made me sad. I am definitely not living the life I want to be living. You all know what I've said about never feeling/being truly awake. I feel like, if anything good is to come of this terrible event, it will be that people (including myself) are inspired to do what they love, and to the glory of God.
Tears last for a night, but JOY comes in the morning. So cry, cry away, but know that God has a reason for this terrible thing to happen, but during it all He has been faithful to Christina and has loved and cherished her throughout her life, no matter the length.
I want us to remember Christina by her life, and what she stands for, instead of remembering that she was killed every time we hear her name. She deserves to be remembered and treasured! Already on YouTube, most of what you see when you search her is news reports about her death. Let's support her music and life rather than her death. SPEAK LIFE! Rest in peace Christina, knowing that you served your God and lived the dream that He placed in your heart. We miss you and will always love you.