Saturday, August 19, 2006
What To Say?
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.