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Life in Death

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Today, an acquaintance of mine passed away. I would emphasize acquaintance because we were never really friends. She was someone I met a few times in a year in church. Now, the question whether we could have been friends would be unanswered.

I was never a regular attendee in church, but whenever I did go, she was there to greet me. She would accompany me and make me feel welcome. She was so active in social media websites, which is why the news really came as a shock to me.

Her death was really unexpected. She was around 22-24 years old. She was raped and killed in her own house at night. Somehow the perpetrators got in her house.

Her death makes me reflect about the world and how truly unsafe it has become. I have always found safety in the home, but because of that incident, are we ever truly safe?

But more importantly, her short life makes me reflect on what is truly important in life. It is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life, but once in a while, we need to stop. We need to talk to people, ask them if they are ok. We need to share our emotions to ease the pain and burden.

Finally, it is sad to see that it is only through death that people come to realize this. Her death reminded me of Jesus’ own death- of how unjust it was. But it is Jesus’ death that we are all able to gain a new life. I know that those who have met her would be able to grow closer to God because of how she lived her life- I know I have.

May you rest in peace for you are with Him. Justice will come in time.

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2014 is Our Year!

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I got this planner at the start of 2013. It said, “2013 is MY year!” I believed it. Throughout the year, I tried to achieve everything I want to accomplish in my 2nd and 3rd year of college. Believe me, I did it.

But that success has left me burnt out. I sat alone, an hour and a half beforw 2014, thinking of what awaits MY new year. I felt rather unexcited for the new year. I felt tired. I felt I have accomplished all that has been done. I felt that 2014 will no longer my MY year.

I reflected. I prayed. And God made me realize that I was right 2014 would no longer be my year- rather it will be our year. This year, I will remember to acknowledge that He is with me through thick or thin.

I felt the burden of 2013 get to me because I thought I had to do everything on my own. Now that I feel tired, I realize that, although I can do something on my own, it would not last as long as when someone supports me.

A person may come to support me, and it may last a year or two, but with God, there is no measure in what I can achieve.

With this new mindset, I welcome the 2014 with open arms, and I hope all of you would too.

Happy New Year!