Saturday, August 19, 2006

What To Say?


Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

I don’t know what to say.
They just called to tell me that Katie passed away.
She was one of the kids in our group all those years ago when the Mr. and I were youth leaders. She was sweet and silly and I don’t believe I ever saw her angry.
She was a nurturer and soft-hearted and up for anything.
She was smart and beautiful and funny.
She was riding a four-wheeler which surprises me not at all when there was an accident. She lived for six days before her injuries took her home to Jesus.
I was not ready for this. I have been praying and believing for a different kind of phone call.
So I don’t know what to say. Everything I start to speak sounds stupid and empty. It leaves me weary to the bone to consider that she’s gone.
I don’t know what to say, but I do know some things that are true regardless.
God answered our prayers, she is whole and walking around heaven. She wouldn’t come back given the choice. She doesn’t hurt and she isn’t afraid.
And God is good; all the time.
I think that’s all I have to say.

10 comments:

Deb said...

My Dad is on the Welcoming Committee in Heaven --and I know he's giving Katie the grand tour!

I'm so sorry for your loss and will be praying for Katie's family.

...you are right in that she would not come back if given the chance...

...for eye hasn't seen - ear hasn't heard --neither has it even entered into the hearts of men the place that God has prepared for those that believe!!!

Someday --we'll all be witnesses to that Glorious Place --and we'll never want to return -- forever with our Jesus!

...sending a hug!

MSUgal86 said...

oh sara, I don't know what to say except that I am so sorry for her family's loss and my prayers are with all of you who knew and loved her.

Sara said...

thanks deb.

Sara said...

thanks k.

Dawn said...

Thank you for dropping by to visit today. It is such fun to have new cyber friends. We used to be youth sponsors, too, and can empathize with your loss of one of the "kids." I'm sorry.

Great is thy faithfulness - one of my favorite songs and one of my favorite truths.

KayMac said...

Sara...praying for Katie's family and you as well.

Birmingham Girl said...

It's so hard to know what to say. What words could be adequate. I'm so happy that Katie accepted Jesus as her Savior as a child and her eternal home is more beautiful then can be imagined. We grieve for our loss, and the tremendous loss her family is feeling, but rejoice at her homecoming.

tina fabulous said...

my mom is very sad as katie was one of her sunday school kids. i remember hanging out with her in the nursery during the days of tuesday night prayer, helping her learn to count... probably scarring her mathmatically.
i dont know what to say either.

Margie said...

My mom will show her around to all God's wonders.

She will live on forever with Jesus and in your heart.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Mrs. Mac said...

Sometimes there are no words to speak, only a grieving soul to let time mend.