I saw her on Tuesday at the RUSH HOUR FELLOWSHIP . She was on the ushering team for Last Minute Miracles. Standing on the left hand side of the hall helping people find seats, managing the chaos of a crowded hall. Dressed in black…or does my memory fail me now?
I still remember thinking I’m going to ask what she’s doing to lose so much weight. She looks great.
Then I saw her the Sunday before that. She smiled at me as she said a quick greeting and quickly disappeared. Did I say I also saw her the day before? On Saturday at the journey and this time my Pk didn’t let her get away with a quick greeting. He asked how she was and complimented her on her weight loss. He told her ” I’m so proud of you on this your weight loss. You look so good. She smiled such a big smile and said “bye bye sir”
How was I to know that would be the last smile or that when she said “bye bye” it was to be the last words I would hear from her lips? I woke up this morning after an unbelievably stressful night to hear that “joscy”
had gone to be with the Lord.
I asked in my heart “why?” partly because I didn’t get the chance to know her too well. I had just “threatened” her about three weeks prior that she would be my new best friend as PK had told me about a challenge she had and that it would take inner strength for her to do the right thing.
I smiled back on Saturday actually I beamed because he had just told me she chose the narrow path. I was excited to see the testimony that was to come from this major sacrifice….I never got to 🙁
This news has taught me three things
1. Love the people you meet:
Don’t just say a quick hello. Linger…
Ask how they are and don’t accept “fine”
Don’t postpone getting to know them.
Offer your heart, time, energy and BlackBerry pin and mean it…
2. Only what you do for Christ will last:
No one will remember your shoe size, the type of weave you had on, the clothes you wore, your favourite perfume or believe it or not your dress size.
Nothing else will matter only the things that show people the Love of God. Hence my fire for #christmas1000timesbetter
3. There is definitely an expiry date for everyman.
Only eternity is guaranteed, every other day is a gift not a right.
Live everyday doing ALL you can for EVERYONE you can
We are passing through. This is not our permanent site.
Having said all this remember that God has promised to give you life till you are satisfied.
So if you ain’t satisfied. It’s not time to die.
Good night Joscy,
it’s just a temporary separation. See you the other side of eternity. You served and inspired. The DCC family will miss you especially the Ushering Family.
I really wish I got the chance to make you my “best friend” like I threatened.
Blowing you kisses in heaven as you rejoice in His bossom …how do you feel meeting Jesus? hmmm…..i can only imagine…
Ok guys see you tomorrow with a cheerier post I hope.
Before I forget it’s day 13