I came across this Rich Mullins video and fell in love with it. I had heard his name but didn't know his music. Or at least I didn't think I knew his music. Then I read that he wrote "Awesome God and several other classic Christian hits.
As I began trying to see what else he had written and to find out more about him, I was shocked to learn that he died in a car accident in 1997. My first thought was where have I been? Have I been living in a cave. Now this is probably old news to most of you. You are probably thinking "This guy is a Christian and he didn't know this?"
Well I am relatively new to the Christian music scene. (I just heard a Jars of Clay song today and flipped over it.) But what struck me about Richie Mullins is the fact that his work continues to share his witness. That means that eleven years after he has died and gone to heaven, the ripples created by his faith and his work in the world are still touching people and turning hearts to God.
All of us are called to share God's love. We are called to use our unique God given gifts to reach out and touch others. Some do it through song. Others through teaching or philanthropy, or mentoring or greeting or simply loving. I pray that your life and witness may continue to bless others long after you are gone. What a testimony that will be to your life. (Although let's hope that this post life witness doesn't begin for many years. :-)