Friday, June 24, 2011
Jessica Ann Hatcher
Jessica’s life counted. A couple of days before she passed from this life to be forever in her Lord’s presence, she called family and friends together to encourage, love, and say goodbye to them; Just an example to live by.
Her dad made an impacting statement. I am paraphrasing because I cannot remember the exact words but it was something to this magnitude: “Don’t let it take something like this for you to find your faith.” The pastor addressed the dad to explain, he had received a great blessing from the Lord. Jessica was a gift and I am told she impacted several lives.
A rough count of 42+ people made a profession of faith today at the funeral. The pastor shared the gospel. He made a great point. You don’t come to Jesus to make you happy and to remove your pain. You come to Him in surrender. Salvation is a commitment and relationship to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jessica lived her life with no regrets. Family and friends hoped and expected God to heal Jessica on this side of heaven. God had other plans and His plans are bigger than we could ever hope for. Yes, life can and will take unexpected turns when we least expect it. God shows up, changes hearts and glorifies His name among His children. Thank you Jessica for living your life out before us. You will be missed.
Posted by Bobbie Dilbeck at 7:49 PM