No Words…. Well maybe a few

So as I traveled through the day today, it was on my heart to cancel my regularly scheduled post in the ABCs of 2020 series. I have been wrestling with the courage to write this and actually post it. I have been so distracted today knowing I needed to leap and share what is weighing on my heart.


Tragedies happen everywhere, everyday. The news of small or large tragedies hurt my heart. Causes me to dig deep to trust the Lord. Lean on him not my understanding (or lack there of). Yesterday, we here in the US had a very public tragedy.  This particular helicopter carried a very famous basketball player, Kobe Bryant. As the news traveled (quickly), social media went crazy. In the last 24 hours I have seen two camps – those that loved Kobe and those who didn’t. Some loved his 5 times as a NBA Champion, 18 times NBA All Start, 4 time NBA All Start MVP- the list could go on. Some didn’t like him due an alleged sexual assault case. Some simply didn’t like basketball.

But NONE, I mean N. O. N. E. of this matters. We have been called to be Christians. To behave more Christ like. Let’s go back to the nineties…. WWJD (What would Jesus Do)? Jesus would LOVE. YES, it is that simple. Jesus loved all the people.

A helicopter crashed. 9 (NINE) souls. Nine God created human beings. Husbands. Wives. Fathers. Mothers. Brothers. Sisters. Friends. Died. Families and friends are grieving.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 (NIV)

God loved us (you, me, your neighbor, your heckler, your cheerleader…) ALL of us, so much he sent his son, he sacrificed his son. We simply owe him at least the effort to prioritize this….

Judgement Never.

Love First.

Kindness Always.

Grace Forever.

Author: OverFlawed Mom

First and foremost a Christian woman, who tries to serve the Lord as a wife, a mother, and a teacher- stumbling through life filled with lots of laughter, some tears and countless flaws.

One thought on “No Words…. Well maybe a few”

  1. Thank you for the post. I believe that the whole problem of hype both positive and negative is not about the tragedy but about the often ‘over the top’ portrayal in the media because he was a basketballer player. There were many others involved in this tragedy not just one man. The constant scrolling even here in oz of this news-feed with images of this ONE with many grieving family etc etc. Sorrow for everyone on that flight expressed equally for every human life cut short is what we all would like to see. Here in oz as we mourn the loss of several husbands/fathers who were volunteer fire fighters and also the downed helicopter with three American firefighters who had come to help and the death of one basketball player all need to be balanced out. Father we grieve with the ones who are grieving in ALL of these tragic loss of life scenarios. a-men.

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