Thinking Out Loud

June 18, 2016

Christina Grimmie: What we Lost

Filed under: Christianity — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:03 am

Christina GrimmieIn 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.

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