Sunday, June 12, 2016

Christina Grimmie's Heartbreaking Death

It was yesterday afternoon when I finished my chores at home and I decided to scroll on my Twitter feed when I saw #PrayForChristina was the number one worldwide topic trending. Almost all my friends were tweeting about the hashtag. So of course, out of curiosity, I checked what it was all about. To my utter disbelief, I found out that it was about Christina Grimmie. She was currently at the hospital with very critical condition. It was a tragedy. She was shot by an unknown man at her concert and the man commited suicide after Christina's brother tackled him to the ground. I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and I was so heartbrokened that someone would do that to her. I prayed to God that she would pull through. I was scared.

Leaving Twitter for a bit, still praying for her, hoping I would hear some good news after I came back. But what did I come back to? A new topic trending.


No. This can't be.

I spent hours and hours crying. I was in denial. Still am actually. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that she actually died. It was all so sudden. This was the girl I looked up to when I first found out about her on YouTube. I fell in love with her voice and down to earth personality. She made it to The Voice and above all, still glorifying God. Her cover of Owl City's "In Christ Alone" is still my favorite to this day.

It raises so many questions. Why? What kind of a sick person does that? Who was he? What did she do to him? Why did she have to go so early? For goodness sake, she was only a year older than me!!!!

I've never felt this sad on a celebrity's death. I don't know why. I don't even know her personally. But why? Why does this affect me so much? Why am I so emotional? I cried like a lot. My heart is in so much grief.

Everytime I scrolled through my Twitter timeline, all I saw were tweets about her. People sharing videos of her last performance, her old videos, singing and laughing, while I bawled my eyes out.

How I wish all of these were just a joke. How I wish someone would say that it wasn't true and we can all breathe.

I wish...

But no. It isn't. She really is gone.

I found out about what happened before her death and it's quite comforting to know. It was tweeted by @rileymcdonough on Twitter where he said,

"Something that's comforting to know is that some of my family actually prayed with Christina before the incident occured,"

followed by another of his tweet that says,

"The prayer concluded with "God is good" and she responded "all the time","

She now will forever rest in the fields of the Lord. She's home now.

I kept listening to Christina's "In Christ Alone" cover and there was this part that strucked something in me.

"No guilt in life,
No fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me."

This is so important and inspiring in so many ways. God really is good. All the time.

Even while mourning in her death, the Holy Spirit spoke to me in many ways. He kept reminding me that every day is a blessing and every second of my life is a chance for me to glorify God. Death is certain but I'm never gonna know how or when will I go. However, I can choose to live my life doing what God wants me to do. His plan is bigger than mine because when it's finally my time, I don't wanna have regrets and failures when I stand before my Heavenly Father.

Remember, where you will spend your eternity is only a breath away.

RIP, Christina. There will be no more pain and sorrow for you. I will always remember June 11th, 2016.

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