Lindsay's 34th Birthday!
Lindsay on the whitewater, Summer 2004
Today, Lindsay would have celebrated her 34th birthday! It's almost hard to imagine because she was only 22 when she died. So young! :( So much life happens between 22 and 34... and I will always wonder how her (and Jason's) life would have turned out. I have said this before, but I also wonder how much they are privy to of life here on earth. Does she know that today is her birthday? Or does that even matter? In heaven, time and space do not exist like they do here so maybe the entire concept is lost because it is just moot.
Today I want to remember Lindsay for her legacy... her life well lived. God has lifted her up in her death. Her life story glorifies Him and I can only hope mine does the same. She wasn't perfect... no one but Jesus has ever lived a perfect human life... but she genuinely loved Jesus and her life's goal was to serve Him in her own unique way. That's why she and Jason were such a great match... because they were so similar in their uniqueness. I love their love story! And I love that their love story continues on into their eternal life. Lindsay was and is a beautiful soul and we can all learn from her example. She was a humble servant of the Lord, willing to step out of her comfort zone to serve Him. She completely set aside all earthly/material possessions to serve Him. How many of us would be willing to do that? Could we give up our smartphones? Our computers? Our tablets/iPads? Our TVs? Our presence on social media? Our money? etc... in order to serve the Lord? (At the time of her death, smartphones, tablets and social media weren't an issue, but there was much she still gave up. She just didn't value it.) Obviously it helped tremendously that she had Jason along with her in her journey. They were both so willing to let go of that stuff and go where God led them. I don't know why God allowed them to die so young and in such a horrific way, but I do know that God didn't waste it. The evil that drove their killer to murder them did not win! God won... He ALWAYS wins... and because of that, we can remember Lindsay with a hope and a peace that she is heaven and that there is no better place to be! Praise God!
"Weep, but briefly, for your loved ones as they enter into the Kingdom of God. For they shall possess a joy and peace that is unattainable on God’s earthly realm. Rather, rejoice in their everlasting and total happiness, for their eyes have seen God."