Monday, March 28, 2016

Jake Moyer (1994-2016)

The MHS Class of 2012 lost one of their own last Thursday. Jake Moyer was tragically killed in an automobile accident not far from his home. He was 22 years old.

As classes go, Jake’s class, like others at MHS, is extremely close. It is always hard to understand why things like this happen, and I suppose this side of heaven we will never know. We do know, however, that Jake had surrendered his life to Jesus Christ, and last Thursday morning he went home to be with his Lord and Savior.

I thought the poem from his class read at his service today was poignant and reflects the love between him and all his classmates. It reminds us that our time is short no matter how much we have. It reminds us that we are to use our time to create a story worth reading. No, not everyone is going to write a book about their lives and sell it on bookshelves. But we all write a story through our lives that will be read by those around us. And through that, we have an opportunity to have an impact by touching just one other person. And that, by extension, will change the world. Jake’s story is complete in one sense, but in another, it will live on in our memories forever.

In Memory
From the Class of 2012

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
A part of us went with you,
the day God took you home.
If tears could build a stairway,
and heartaches make a lane,
we'd walk our way to heaven,
and bring you back again.
If life we loved you dearly,
in death, we love you still,
in our hearts you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

Rest in Peace Jake, and may God continue to comfort your family – the one you left behind at your home, and the one you leave behind at MHS.