We are all greiving at church this week. Last Friday morning, Drew Billings, the sanctuary tech guy, age 26, died in his sleep. I still don't know what the cause was, but the buzz around here is interesting.
He was here Wednesday and Thursday night doing rehearsals for Sunday. It seems as though every person here heard a wisecrack from Drew. Sometimes sarcastic, sometimes self deprecating, sometimes creating charaicatures of situations that make you crack a smile...but always funny.
A last impression is very important. Drew did not know that Thursday was his last impression, but you know what people remember? Joy, hope, humor, other-centeredness, transcending situations to help people.
You never know what your last day will be. What will you be remembered for? What if that day was today? What would you like to be remembered for?
The memorial Service is Wednesday at 11. Trust me, it will reflect the Joy and Hope and humor of Jesus that was so attractive in Drew.