We go along in life and never think the end is right around the corner. I am scrolling through my phone looking at the ones I love and thinking of Kobe’s wife’s nightmare of a morning when her eyes open and for a second , it was all a Dream. Then her feet hit the ground and it’s her own personal hell. We all yelled, “what! No!” When we heard the news yesterday . No one today cares who he voted for or what he thought about the current xyz crisis. We are simply faced with mortality, his and our own . We know deep down, even performance and legacy is not good enough to keep death away. at some point , We will all succumb to the unfairness of death by the grayness of our hairs or under the fog of a mountain— it is coming for us . But As Christians, we proclaim death will not have the final word. We will not proclaim money or politics or even our legacy , no matter how great. When we stand before God, We will proclaim only one thing : Christ’s death in our place. It doesn’t seem fair for life to be a breath, or to lose a good one. That a father and daughter would disappear in a second, for those left behind, the road ahead is grievous . So we all mourn with them. But not without urgency to stir up hope in our homes— we are thankful this is not the end.