The Message-Zachary Ian Hawkins 39th Birthday

February, 2019

Zack’s birthday is a special day, but I don’t need a special day to think of him. During most of my days, my mind always brings to memory something about Zack. The days I don’t think of him are hard to find. His earthly birthday is Feb 5th 1980. He would have been 39. He died at 35 and is with our Lord Jesus.

I choose to not be sad on his birthday. Rather, I will celebrate the time we had together and all the good things we shared. I will remember his birth and how his sister Rachel wouldn’t let him go. We pretty much had to force her to let go of him. She loved him from the beginning.

I will remember his love for his son Drake and his nephews Skyler and Jaden. These boys meant the world to Zack. He had a special place in his heart for the three of them. Zack was a great example of a God loving man for these boys. They will always remember that Zack loved Jesus and them.

Zack is remembered and missed. His sisters, nephews, son, dad, step mom and friends miss him as well.

So I thank God for the time He gave us with Zack. The Lord gives us people to love during our lives, sometimes only for a short time. We never know for how long. So love them with all you have. Love easily, forgive quickly and show mercy and grace. That’s what Jesus does for us. Zack will forever be remembered as a man who loved God, his family and friends.

When sorrow comes I keep my eyes on Jesus and remember where and with whom Zack is right now. Immediately the sadness disappears and the promises of the Lord saturate my mind. Zack’s family and friends who know Jesus as Savior will see him again. Because of the promise of heaven we can move forward and live, knowing that when the Lord calls us home we will be with the Lord and Zack.

Luke 10:20 …. rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Zack is with Jesus, right where he belongs. I look forward to joining them when my time on earth is done. Until then I will keep sharing God’s Word, telling others about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and using Zack’s life and death to help bring others to Jesus.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.