In the past week’s other Orlando story, there was the reality TV singer who was shot and killed while signing autographs after a performance. I later heard she was a Christian, but this is the U.S. after all, where it seems as though everyone is a Christian, especially those in the music industry who grew up singing in church.
It’s so easy for this to just be another sad story; I don’t watch much of The Voice and didn’t know the name Christina Grimmie before this week.
But then I heard the video which follows.
And then I realized what we — all of us — have lost.
If you missed the news story, Christian Today wrote:
Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on “The Voice” who was fatally shot on Friday night as she signed autographs for fans, was a committed Christian who had previously spoken of her faith and how she sang for Jesus.
The singer was a contestant on season 6 of “The Voice” in the US, having already made a name for herself on YouTube, with one of the videos she shared being “In Christ Alone”, which you can watch below.
The Christian Herald adds:
On The Voice Facebook page Saturday morning, a brief tribute was paid to Grimmie: “There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. Our hearts go out to the friends, fans and family of Christina Grimmie.”
An amazing voice; see for yourself in this video. So very sad.