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….