We received the autopsy on Makenzie the other day. (Wow, does that feel strange to say). What we had heard from the officers on the scene and other medical professionals was confirmed by the report; that Makenzie died instantly. As the euphemism goes, “She never knew what hit her.”
When the impact happened, we believe that she was texting (big surprise) because on her phone was a last, unfinished text to her friend Wes that simply read “Tomo…” She never saw the truck. She never heard the hit. The speed and power of the truck hitting the car at 55+ mph snapped her into eternity. The word that comes to mind is Instant. As quickly as you blink, as suddenly as you glance, Makenzie was looking at her cell and then looking at her Savior.
It all makes real the verse that says, “…we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye…” (1 Corinthians 15:51). Makenzie is alive with Jesus and we cant wait to see her again.
(I’ll be on vacation for a bit. Keep watching for the next post, fellow journeymen).
life changing links:
- Makenzie’s Celebration Service Online – Click Here
- Worship Service Tribute Video
- “I Dance For You My King” (Video: Makenzie’s song by Anthony Celia)
- “Image of Grace” (Video: Song written and played by Nathan Stocker)