This morning I could not even bring myself to think about anything but Jennifer Hudson and her family. This weekend’s tragic events remind us more and more about the evil that is pervasive in our world and that the only solution is Jesus Christ. I cannot even imagine what Ms. Hudson is going through, but I am heartbroken over the loss of her mother, brother and possibly even her nephew and I don’t know them personally. The Bible tells us that we ought to mourn with they that mourn and truly I don’t know how anyone could hear this heart-wrenching story and not be sorrowful.
One thing that we can glean from this situation is that we must make sure that our lives are being lived according to the Word of God and that we, in fact, know Jesus Christ as our Savior. From all testimonies Ms. Hudson’s family were praying people, rooted and grounded in God’s Word. It will truly be His Word and His loving arms that will get them through this tragedy! We never know what circumstances will take us from this life into the next, but we must know Him for ourselves and know where we will spend eternity.
Another lesson from this traumatic event is that we must take every opportunity to love those around us. We may complain about others in our lives or the things we don’t have, etc. But we must be grateful for the gift of life that resides in each and every one of our loved ones. The best way to let others know we love them is by loving them through God’s love and letting them know at every opportunity how much we care for them.
It is never easy losing someone, but especially through acts of senseless violence. However, we can trust that God still remains faithful and He is still on the throne. Let’s live our lives with gratitude and faithfulness – first to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then to all those around us or whom we come in contact with. Let’s continue to pray for Ms. Hudson and her family, and for all those whose hearts are broken because of the violence that has been taking over our communities. Let’s also pray for one another. We hear a lot on the current campaign trail about change – well, real change will come when we go back to the basics and use prayer as a method to change our world. The Lord reminds us, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal the land!”
Be blessed today! I love you!
c/2008 Candie A. Price