DayBreaks for 07/04/19: The Angel and the King
From the DayBreaks archives, July 2009:
Recent days saw the passing of Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson. Farrah Fawcett was one of Charlie’s Angels, and was considered and eulogized by some as being “America’s Angel” (meaning America’s favorite angel). Michael Jackson, of course, was called the “King of Pop.” Interesting how both are being idolized in the press.
Both deaths, of course, were sad and tragic, but the reactions (especially to Michael’s death) seems to me to be way over the top. People weeping who never knew him at all, making all sorts of outrageous statements about how the thing that had given their life something beautiful and hopeful are not just outrageous, but revealing and sad. It reveals the depraved status of our souls when people have been raised without a God-consciousness and awareness of where meaning comes from. I mean, if people think that the only thing that can give them joy in life is a moon-walking singer – no wonder they weep in desperation when that singer is gone. How spiritually bankrupt has our culture become?
I didn’t know Farrah nor Michael. They had kudos here on earth. What was their reception like beyond the veil of tears? God alone knows. But of this I am confident: their fame meant nothing to God. He wasn’t impressed with either “America’s Angel” or “The King of Pop”. He wasn’t impressed with their looks, their ability to dance or sing or act. The only thing He cared about was looking at their heart to see if it was covered with the blood of Jesus. I can only hope such was the case.
The same will be true for each person who reads this message and for all those who never read it. Earthly achievement just doesn’t impress God at all, nor does He want us to find our meaning and joy in things of this world. He has offered us so much more and created us for vastly greater things.
PRAYER: Teach us a wise perspective on what has value and what You search for in us, Lord. Help us learn that things of the spirit are far more critical and valuable than anything of the flesh. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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