Earlier this week, I watched (and cried my eyes out to) a message Momma Lopes passed along about Zach Sobiech, a boy diagnosed with a terminal type of cancer. With only months to live, 17 year old Zach wrote songs with his sisters and lived a life more full than those of people who live to be 117. Zach was a winner, and he managed to consistently smile and bring happiness to others even while knowing that he was dying.
Though Zach lost his battle with cancer on May 20, 2013, his legacy of love and hope lives on through his music. I invite you check out Zach’s song “Clouds” below:
Also, if you have time (and it’s well worth the time), go ahead and watch the 22 minute interview of Zach and his family here:
What struck me the most was watching Zach’s little sister and best friend, Grace, as she ponders life without Zach. It obviously made me think about what my life would be like without one of my brothers, family members, or best friends.
In “Clouds,” Zach sings, “If only, I had a little bit more time…with you.” The majority of us ARE blessed to have the luxury of “more time” with our loved ones- But I challenge you to briefly ponder how you might “change” things if you didn’t.
Why not make some of those changes today to really start making the most of the time that God’s given you? Remember Zach and his message for the world – “You don’t have to find out your dying to start living.”