Today we lost a man who many loved and admired in the NBA, Sports in general, and more. This man left a reputation for being a person who lived up to people’s expectations. He was also a wonderful husband and father to his children. This person was no other than Kobe Bryant. What he did in his career for the Lakers was remarkable, and watching him over the years was also amazing, whenever he stepped on the court. He had a passion for the game that is hard to find anymore. Now, as an avid Christian, I will say that he made basketball fun, but he was no idol or god to me, but someone I looked up to over the years. So please don’t accuse me of such things, for writing this. I love Jesus Christ, my Lord, and am left in mourning over Kobe’s death. I am just heartbroken for his and his daughter’s (Gianna) sudden passing, after their helicopter crashed. And now it is in the hands of God if Kobe and his daughter are saved and are going to heaven. This is very sad and heart wrenching to think about. If it was up to me, I would love to see them both in heaven, when I make it there one day also, but I know it is in the Lord’s hands now. All I can do is pray that the Lord, our God, will have mercy for their souls. It is my prayer that they knew Jesus before this tragic event took place. So all I can do now, along with mourn, is pray for his wife and other children left behind. I am also praying for his family, friends and other people who looked up to him. This is probably the saddest thing to hit 2020 as of yet, and I still cannot stop shedding tears over it. God knows why this happened, and it is in His hands now. I just wish I could have told them about Jesus before this happened.
In saying these remarks about Kobe Bryant and his daughter who has passed on, all I can think of are the following verses in Psalm 23, which reads, 1“the Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. (Psalm 23) Now let us have a moment of silence for Kobe, and Gianna. They and their family are in my heart. People can mock me for paying tribute to a man and his daughter’s death, but do they not know that 2“Jesus wept” (John 11:35) also when he heard that Lazarus died. This emotion of sadness is what Jesus felt as well when someone he loved died. Now, my friends, Jesus is our Judge. He is also our advocate to the Father. One day Kobe and his daughter will face him in judgment, and it is my prayer that Jesus opens the doors to them both. May the Lord bless them and keep them safe until that time comes. May He also watch over Vanessa, Kobe’s wife, and her children. It is my prayer that she gives her life to Christ before her life comes to an end also. My friends, this life is short, so please commit your lives to Jesus, starting today. You need to know that Jesus can save you. God bless you.
Let us pray:
Lord, I pray for Kobe Bryant’s wife and family. Right now they are going through a lot of pain and anguish, having lost, not only Kobe, but Gianna, his daughter, as well. I can just imagine how his wife is feeling at this moment in time and my heart is aching because of this. I know that many people looked up to this man, and to see him suddenly dying in a helicopter crash is devastating. So Lord, bring comfort and peace upon those people that are affected. Help me and others get through this sad loss. I know that I will need Your strength to carry on, so I cannot even imagine how other people are dealing with this loss as well. All I can ask in such an event like this is to help people know that life is short. May they make every moment count, especially when it comes to coming to You for salvation. I know that I do not know the hour or day that I will pass on from death unto life, but when that day does come, I will be ready to meet You, Lord. You are my greatest joy and the anchor of my soul. Be with me now and forever. I do not wish to leave people behind wondering where I will be after I die. So let this day be known that I am in Your hands. You are my Lord, and Savior, Jesus. I commit my life to follow You now, as I did those five years ago. Also, Lord, help the Bryant household be at peace. May their faith, if any, grow because of this event. I pray that they will look to You in faith and no longer look back. And as for Kobe and his daughter, You know where they are now. Have mercy upon their souls, and bring peace to those that are left behind. I love You, God. Amen.