On eve of my birthday, i read a really heartbreaking news that Christina Grimme passed away. Never has a celebrity death like hers hit me hard. The fact that it happened while she is doing what she loves and passionate about makes me wonder how can such tragedy happened. Yet again, it's a reminder that life can be unpredictable.
Before I slept, I listened to her cover of "in Christ alone". This paragraph always hits me because it just sums up what life in God is all about :-
"No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand"
That song again reminds me of the hope that I stand on. The hope only God can give.
Waking up on Sunday reminds me that I am privileged to do what God has given to me. That I am able to breathe life and live each day given to me by God. That I can experience hope and peace only God can give.
While we count our blessings from God, let's make our life count as well.
Anyway, thank you all for your birthday wishes and simple gestures like messages and meals. It means a lot to me and it's nice to be reminded how wonderful it is to know all of you.
Cheers and much love