Every so often our paths cross with people that God has put there to make a mark on our lives. Several years ago in Muncie, Indiana, we met just such a family. Zach Posey made a public decision at East 16th Street Church of God where we were ministering and on that day we were privileged to meet the entire Posey family. Through the years, we’ve stayed friends with Greg, Angie and their children, following each other on Facebook, praying for Zach as he embarked upon his military journey and talking for hours after concerts when we can. Back in March we were blessed to see them at not one, but two of our concerts in the Muncie area. They are more than fans to us, they are family.
Last week on Tuesday, 16-year old Savannah Posey, sent us Facebook messages just checking in with us. This wasn’t surprising considering she was so thoughtful, caring and loving, but today it seems more than ordinary. The days following that message, Savannah quickly became very ill and when her family tried to wake her this morning they very unexpectedly found that she had passed away.
Our hearts are broken today and we mourn, but not as those who have no hope because we know where Savannah is… she’s at Home. Our prayers go out to Greg, Angie, Zach, Corey, Skylar and all of the Posey family. We know difficult days lie ahead for them and we pray that God’s sufficient grace will be real and sustaining for them. We pray that God’s peace that passes all understanding will cradle them gently during this time of sorrow.
Though we don’t understand why such a sweet, beautiful, outgoing soul would be taken from us so quickly, we do know that the mark Savannah Posey left on us will stay with us forever. It’s our prayer that the mark she has made on every person she’s had contact with at church, at school, wherever, will point souls to the open, loving arms of the Savior, Jesus Christ. That’s what she did in her life and I believe that’s what she will do even in her death…
You are loved and will be missed greatly but we’ll see you when we get HOME, Savannah!