I got a message in the 2nd half of the Cavs game last night that made my heart drop. A good friend of mine was letting me know that McComb grad Jimmy Brown died earlier that day at work. He was 20 years old.
He described Jimmy, the way I often heard him described during his playing days on the Panthers football team – as Jerry’s twin brother. Jerry Brown was one of the best high school football players I have ever witnessed. Everyone knew what Jerry could do. Everyone watched in amazement. That often left Jimmy overshadowed – as Jerry’s twin.
One picture posted on twitter last night showed that Jimmy was as much a part of those McComb football teams, and all their wins, as his twin.
That picture made me remember Jimmy’s playing days at McComb.
But a tweet posted by Jimmy the day before he died will help me to remember him a lot longer. For a lifetime.
God has a plan. He has your life blueprint. The only way your going to live it is if you put 100% of your faith and trust in him
I can’t help but think of the words from 2 Timothy 4:6-7 “and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.”
I’ll remember Jimmy Brown. In his final days, he left a legacy. A legacy that pointed everyone who was following Him, straight to his heavenly Father.