Today was a hard day.

Not just for me, but for all of the friends and family of a beloved, warrior princess who has gone Home.

I met this beautiful girl, many years ago, but it was only over the last two years, as she shared her journey and we walked together in faith, that we became close. Her absence will be a difficult reality for all who knew her.

Today, I just want to remember her. Her joy, her positivity, her hope in the face of adversity. I will miss our chats, her smiles, and the awesome way she encouraged me to pursue the dreams that God has put in my heart.

I am comforted by knowing that I will see her again. Like all of us, who are eternal beings walking through a temporary experience, she was but a vapour in the world. But one that carried the very breath of the Spirit. Her body couldn’t carry the load anymore, but her hope remained anchored in the faithfulness of God.

Beautiful friend, thank you for walking with me. It was an honour to celebrate you, and your awesome legacy today.

To all the hearts that are hurting today, know that God is close.

“If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.
Disciples so often get into trouble; still, God is there every time.”

Psalm 34:18-19MSG


Today I feel my Father’s arm around me: “I am right here.” ❤