Today we gathered and celebrated the life of Ainsley Adams. Such a beautiful young man who suddenly passed away recently. But what a person. What an impact he made on so many people. An outpouring of sadness of course, but even moreso, an outpouring of love and appreciation.

4 things were clear today about this incredible young man as people gave tribute and shared their memories…

He lived life in the moment. Wherever he was, that was where he wanted to be.

He loved people. He was genuinely interested in people, always asking if you were alright.

He has left a legacy. That smile. His enthusiasm. His happiness for life. We will miss him.

He loved Jesus and his church. His faith for God was real and clearly evident. We take comfort in the hope of Jesus and that now he has received the ultimate reward of meeting his personal Saviour face to face.

My last time of seeing Ainsley was a Sunday night, in Church, hands raised in the worship and then heading to be prayed for, or asking for his family to be prayed for.

During the service today we asked how should we respond? How should we live in response to how Ainsley lived? Maybe it’s to learn to live our own life with that same sense of contentment, to be happy in the moment and to live life simply with a genuine faith in God.

What is your response?

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