April and her grandma Jean were very close. In fact, April talked about Jean like she was talking about her best friend. Jean inspired April. She encouraged her. She challenged her. She supported her. Jean showed April what it meant to live a life of faith.
Last week Jean was visiting friends and felt a pain in her chest. Thirty minutes later, she was gone. It was a heart attack that came on sudden and strong.
In the blink of an eye, April’s world changed.
At the funeral, as people consoled April and wrapped their arms around her, one thought raced through April’s mind: “When was the last time I told my grandma that I loved her? When was the last time I actually said those words?” She was certain that her Grandma knew she loved her, but now all she wanted to do was tell her.
“If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal…If I have faith as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” -1 COR 13:1-2
Who do you love in your life? When was the last time you told them that you love them?
Dan Herda is an editor of theROCK