Thursday, August 6, 2009

Megan Marie Loehr

I got the sad news last night that '09 WLA grad, Megan Loehr, was killed while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC. I woke up this morning to three texts from WLA students letting me know that they also heard of Megan's death and were passing along the information jsut so I knew. I've had other students write to me and ask what I had heard and what I knew. I hesitated to write anything about it here until I had more information, but I can see now that is carrying the story. Even though it is very sad when one of our WLA family dies, I have been very impressed and encouraged by the WLA students with whom I am friends on Facebook.

If there was any doubt whether or not WLA is the right place to send your children for high school, or whether or not WLA kids actually believe what they are taught in Religion class, or in choir, or hear in chapel or their other classes, you have to read their Facebook statuses when tradgey strikes. Their faith in God and their confidence in Megan's salvation and their own through Jesus practically shouts to the world who they are and what they believe. I am so proud of them! Let me quote a few:

Be still my soul though dearest friends depart. And all is darkened in the vale of tears. Then you will better know his love, his heart, who comes to soothe your sorrows and our fears. Be still my soul your Jesus can repay from his own fullness all he takes away. RIP Megan.

Job 19:25-27 I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

No guilt in life, no fear in death, This is the power of Christ in me; From life's first cry to final breath. Jesus commands my destiny. No power of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand; Till He returns or calls me home, Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want...Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm 23...throughts and prayers are with the Loehr family.

Psalm 27:1-The LORD is my light and my salvation...whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life...of whom shall I be afraid?

Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1

O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? R.I.P. Megan

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

Psalm 34:18. The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

It's a sweet thing, faith. With it, you can handle any circumstance, any crisis, because you know God always has your back. And when God is for you, who can be against you? Nobody. - Patti LaBelle

2 Thessalonians 2:15--- But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. •Rest•In•Peace•Megan•

Psalm 73:23-24 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Brothers, we do not want you to be ingorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him -RIP M.L

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. R.I.P. Megan

Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes.There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Megan we will all miss you even though we know you are in a better place now

Psalm 9:9 -The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.


  1. Dorothy RabenhorstAugust 6, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    What more is there to say? God is with the Loehr/Johnson family and will carry them through this, as He promises in His Word. Praise to Him who gives us everything, including His Son on the cross, to make sure Megan and all of us will be with Him always.

  2. I was at dance camp when we heard about this and the next morning when we got to the gym i had the team sit in a circle and i lead a prayer just thanking God for everything that God has given her and us. I kept reminding the girls that we shouldnt be sad she is in heaven and that this was God's plan and aftrer we prayed we had to do a roll call and at the end i said forever in God's arms Rest in Peace megan. But we were thinking about her and her family in a room of over a hundred strangers.