My heart is heavy because one of our dear friends was killed last night. His name is Wally. He is a retired minister, full of life and light that comes from serving Jesus. He was also the chaplain for the police department in the city where our church is located. He was a vibrant member of our Sunday school class, so full of joy, funny, and literally the life of every party.
He had just left the girls' basketball game at a local college. He was planning to go home to check on his wife who was ailing and then go back for the boys game. He stepped off a curb and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. He was killed.
Maybe his light was snuffed out in that instant, but then again maybe not. He was a reflection of Jesus that will live on in the lives of those he touched and ministered to, and he is now in the presence of the light of the world.
Now, I have some questions for you . . .
Have you ever suddenly and very unexpectedly lost someone you care about? ~ Besides my friend Wally, I lost another friend suddenly this year. I think when someone has not been sick, and you are not anticipating their death, it is harder to come to terms with in some ways. It just doesn't really sink in. But I'm so thankful I know where they are at!
Do you know someone who is full of life? You know, those people that just bring a smile to your face - they just brighten your day because they entered the room. Tell us about it, and then tell them how thankful you are for them. ~ For me, my husband is that way. I don't know anyone that doesn't like him. He smiles a lot, is so funny, has the gift of helps, and just knows how to bring joy. I also have a co-worker that is very gifted at bringing joy to everything she does.
Have you ever committed a random act of kindness anonymously? ~ I have to say I'm guilty of not doing this anonymously too often. Usually people know I'm doing it. But, I do on occasion leave anonymous treats or notes for my co-workers. I either leave them on their desk or mailbox. It's just a way to help them have a good day.
I'd like to hear the answers to your questions and see any photos you took this week. You can either let us know in the comment box, or if you want to create a post on your blog you can do that too.
Have a wonderful weekend, and let your light shine!