Friday, March 12, 2010

Each Minute, Each Breath, A Gift!

My world was rocked when hearing of precious LaylaGrace... she was called to be with Jesus this week. In her short life of 2 years, the Lord had HUGE plans for her, touching SO many all over the world.

My world was rocked again over a week ago hearing about a young beautiful talented girl taking her own life at 16 years old. Brianne Matthews was a shining star in our sport of softball. She was verbally committed to attend the University of Arizona. She was a 4.0 student. She had such a bright future... My heart aches for her and family.

I cannot imagine what these families are going through... I have been in tears & prayer for them both. In the midst of all of the pain, sadness, despair, and hurt, I am reminded the Lord is in control. I am reminded our time here on earth is so short. We are here one minute, gone in another. May we all make the best of it, cherish it, appreciate it, and love another! I know hearing about Layla Grace and Bre has rocked my world. Every minute, these last few weeks I am reminded what a gift it truly is.

Romans 5:3-5
3Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Dream & Believe,


Matthew T. said...

This story puts tears in my eyes, that softball player died too young. Too many people dying at a young age. She did set the standard for what every young one shall be like.

caroline's privet thoughts said...

Hi Jennie Finch,
I know you get a lot of comments and posts but if you get this and get some tim please respond. I have had a lot of trouble keeping my faith and no one I have talked to has helped me. I am hoping maybe some advice from my idol could help me. I feel so bad for those poor girl and their families and I will keep them in my prayers.
Big fan,

Melissa21 said...

I will remember to keep these two wonderful people in my thoughts. It feels like everytime I turn on the news recently, there seems to be more people dying tragic death, wonderful people like one OPP Constable Vu Pham, who was shot and killed as he stepped out of his cruiser after he pulled over a truck. He was a young man as well, and a loving father of 3 boys.
It is hard to comprehend the things that go on in the world, but with the help of others, they become easier over time.
I hope that these families will realize, that as life moves on each day, the spirit of their loved ones remain with them, and that they will never be forgotten.

Jennie Finch said...

Hi Caroline-I will keep you in my prayers! We all have our trials and struggles. Jesus loves you & is always there for you. John 3:16

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