A 14-year-old softball player at Forney (Texas) High School was tragically killed leaving a team dinner when she fell as a car reversed to leave the event and was run over.
As reported by Dallas-Fort Worth CW affiliate KDAF, Forney freshman Emily Galiano was pronounced dead Tuesday nightshortly after she was airlifted to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. The teen was run over by a teammate when a group of team members were piling into a Jeep. The driver began to move the car precisely as Galiano slipped and she was run over almost instantly…. read more
Randy Wade – May 17 at 10:10pm · FOX 4 News did a nice segment on the life of Emily Galiano but they left out the most important thing that can be said about her. There was a time in Emily’s life when she recognized her need for a Savior. Upon that recognition she confessed her need to God and received the LIFE of Christ. It breaks our hearts to say goodbye to such a special young lady but…..we do not mourn as those who have no hope because Emily knows Jesus and is now in His presence!
The reporter also asked me what I say to someone who is asking “Why?” This is a fair question and I believe at the most basic level the answer is “Because the world is broken.” The world has been broken since the moment sin became a reality. When God originally created everything there was no pain, no sorrow…..no death. All of that changed when sin opposed the wisdom of God. Everything changed in that moment. On this side of eternity we have to deal with the impact and tragedy of physical death because of the brokenness that surrounds us.
The good news is Jesus has already defeated eternal death through His resurrection and offers forgiveness and eternal victory over death to all who place their faith in Him. Our hope isn’t in the momentary afflictions but in the promise that one day God will make all things new.
I wish the media would have told the whole story because the whole story provides hope. The whole story points us to Jesus. The whole story gently breathes hope into our hearts.
Emily had placed her faith…..her life in the hands of God and we can grieve with hope because He now holds her in His presence. [full source]