3 kids at memorial parkWe 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).



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2 thoughts on “Instant

  1. vickiinaz says:

    Just wanted you to know that the I am flooded with the Spirit as I read this post.
    What a beautiful uplifting tribute. I know with all of my heart that she also waiting to be with such a loving family again… Maybe a bit more patient, she is, than those of us on this side of the Veil. 😉
    Sending Hugs,

  2. Ruth Buck says:

    So glad to hear you’re going on vacation. Hope it’s a family vacation? Or a quiet get-away for you and Kel. Either way, prayers for peace, rest, relaxation, and some fun. Thanks for sharing about kenzie’s autopsy report. I was praying that was what happened and that there was no suffering. Wow…the way you explain how she saw Jesus within a twinkling of an eye – how awesome would that be?

    Blessings on your vaca and we will all look forward to seeing you post again.

    Hugs and love!

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