Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Christina Grimmie's Legacy

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With so much awful news coming out of Orlando lately, I wanted to focus on a tragedy that occurred last Friday. I'm a fan of the TV show The Voice. Each season America is introduced to new talent. I'm amazed at how many talented singers there are who have not been 'discovered'.

Season 6 was no different. Christina Grimmie had been creating videos and posting them on YouTube up to this point. When she sang for the judges, all four turned their chairs as they recognized the talent of this young woman. Christina chose Adam Levine as her mentor for the show.  She came in third but her talent had now been 'discovered'.

This past weekend, I heard the tragic news. Christina finished a concert in Orlando and was signing autographs when she was shot and killed. Such a beautiful talent snuffed out much too soon and in such a horrible way.

Yesterday I wrote a blog post about an American Ninja Warrior contestant. His story and stand touched my heart. He had a Bible verse tattooed on his chest.

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

Christina Grimmie also had a gift. She was given this talent from God and she was sharing it with the world. She was a Christian and openly shared her faith. I searched her YouTube videos and discovered one of her singing "In Christ Alone". You have to listen to this.



(If you can't view this video, click here)

Although Christina Grimmie's death was a tragedy, her message lives on.

  • Life may be shorter than you think. We really don't know how long we're going to live on this earth.  
  • Use the talents God has gifted you with and continue to grow them.
  • Although death sounds scary, Christina knew where she was going when she died. 
Her early death caused me to consider how I'm using the gifts God has given me. I think of the words to a children's song "hide it under a bushel ...NO. I'm gonna let it shine."

Don't hide your gifts. I'm gonna let it shine. How about you?

Blessings and love,

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11 comments:

Sonja Goodson said...

Me too Debbie! I am so glad you posted this. I had heard she was a christian and this is such a comfort. I also read that Adam Levine paid for her funeral entirely. She must have touched a chord in his heart too. I am such a fan of The Voice, and I remember her so well.

Thanks for sharing this.

BARBIE said...

So heartbreaking but a great reminder to keep shining for Jesus using our gifts for His glory.

Lisa Shaw said...

Beautifully shared Debbie. Her gift from God will live on... She's left a beautiful legacy and indeed In Christ alone.

Thank you for sharing friend!

Melanie said...

Thank you, Debbie for posting that video. Sends me chills her last words of the song. But beautifully written.

Lea said...

I'm a huge fan of The Voice as well and remember her well. What a tragedy! We just never know from day to day. And, I loved "This Little Light of Mine" when I was a child.

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