Hearing the news of Kobe Bryant’s death today was very shocking and heartbreaking. It was even more heartbreaking to learn that his daughter Gianna also died in the crash. Kobe was my age (41) and his daughter was just 1 year older than our daughter at the young age of 13. There were a total of 9 people aboard the helicopter and no one survived. Tragedies like this remind us all just how truly fragile life is. Take time to hold the ones you love today. Tell them you love them and give them a hug. Life is so precious and our time is so short.
It all comes down to our last breath and none of us know when that will be. We must be ready to go at anytime. The only way to be ready is to believe in Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul. Kobe believed in God and he and his daughter are in Heaven now through their faith in Jesus. That is a great comfort and hope for those who believe.
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Jesus speaking in John 6:40
“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
My heart and prayers go out to Kobe’s wife Vanessa, their daughters, the entire Bryant family, and all the families who lost those they love. May God pour out His Holy Spirit on you all and sustain you with His comfort and love. May the grace and peace of the Lord give you strength as you trust in Him.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus speaking in John 3:16
Grace and peace to you all in the Name of Jesus