Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saying Goodbye

Sunday, November 7, 2010, God called home a BC friend...Jonnie B. McCoy...after a yearlong battle. Jonnie enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family. She was a vibrant, kind and giving person full of joy and laughter. Even though this past year was filled with fear and uncertainty, and in the end a lot of pain and suffering, she remained strong and brave. About a week before she passed when asked about how she was doing she said "It's a win-win situation. If I beat this...I win. If I die, I go home to see Jesus and I win." When I heard those words I knew she had beaten her illness. Because God had already beaten it with Jesus' salvation, Jonnie was free. It would not weigh her down and keep her in bondage.
Jonnie is the first BC friend that I've lost and the poingnancy is staggering. We pray for healing and restoration and we know God answers prayers, we just never prepare ourselves for Him saying "no". He has his reasons for taking her home now and we will have to trust Him on that. I'm happy she's not suffering any longer and I will miss her, but I know I will see her in Heaven. God Bless Jonnie!