Well, I hate to post sad news on my blog on only the 2nd post. But I wanted to update, and I don't feel that I can write about anything else right now until I share what's on my heart.
My friend Jenny was killed in a car accident yesterday. She had just turned 19. We weren't super-close, but I've known her for a long time. We used to hang out a lot, and have been keeping in touch through email recently. I loved her as a friend and as a Christian sister. It was a huge shock to hear about her death.
Please keep Jenny's family and friends in your prayers -- her mom and dad, 2 sisters, and one brother. I can't imagine what they're going through.
Jenny was a sweet, funny, fun-loving, hard-working girl who loved the Lord. Over the past two days, I've been remembering all the silly jokes and fun times we shared when we used to hang out together more often. It's crazy how you can go for awhile not thinking about someone very often... and then suddenly you can't get them out of your mind.
This Scripture has been an encouragement to me: "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life...nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39) Jenny belongs to Jesus, and I know she is safe in His arms. I'm thankful to have that assurance, even though the loss hurts those of us left behind.