Apologies for the bad April fools joke earlier, I don’t know what came over me, it was probably inspired by gmail’s annual prank.
On a serious note, even though I am studying today and need to get back to my message preparation, I wanted to fire a quick blog off about my friend, Christopher Laurie, who would be 34 years old today. Birthdays are a great occasion to let people know how much you appreciate them, and if he weren’t in heaven I would shoot him an email or a text to tell him how rad he is. Since I will have to wait to tell him in person I will just express my thoughts here.
I am thankful that I got to know Christopher and become friends with him. I looked up to him and always thought he was so cool, in every way. His sense of style and creativity was inspiring to me and I was energized by his artistic ability. He was a great big brother to Jonathan and I know he would be very proud of what God is doing in his little bro’s heart and life. I also know how proud he would have been of his dad when he pressed on and preached at all the summer Harvest crusades, hurting as badly as he was, and he would have rejoiced when thousands received Christ as Savior. Jennie and I loved any chance to hang with him and Brittany and my girls adore Stella and Lucy. We pray for his mom, dad, wife, brother and kids as a family everyday. I think of him every time Apple makes any announcement, and want to text him about it. BTW this summer the new iPhone software seems like it’s going to be killer. I know that he would be stoked–but I also know that what he is experiencing blows any earthly software update out of the water! Psalm 16:11 You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
I miss him and am sad for his family, but know He is with the Lord. Make sure to let the people in your life know that you appreciate them. Life is short.