Saturday, June 27, 2009
What would happen if you died tomorrow?
I think that with the events that have transpired this past week we have all thought about this question in one way or another. Initially, when I first learned that Michael Jackson had passed away I was in shock like the rest of the world. A series of questions flooded my mind, "Is it true? How could that be possible? What happened? What will become of this iconic entertainer posthumously?"
I cannot judge Michael Jackson or anyone else for that matter, but I am convinced that one day he will come face to face with his creator and give an account for all of his actions, for all that he may have done and even for those things he may have been called to do and never did.
In this lifetime I will never know what truly happened to Michael Jackson after he died. I may never know if he entered the Golden Gates of heaven. One thing I do know. I know that all of Michael Jackson's talent here on earth may have been meaningless. Will he be able to carry his accolades and hall of fame records into heaven with him? What will God say when he sees Michael Jackson's accomplishments here on earth? Do you think he will be impressed? I do not believe so. But I do know that one of the known wisest men in the bible, King Solomon, proclaims in the book of Ecclesiastes, "Everything is meaningless!"
What would have been of Michael Jackson had he used his gifts for the glory of the Lord instead? Perhaps, had he passed away June 25th, 2009 only a handful of people may have found out and probably only a few close friends and family would have paid tribute to him. However there is no doubt in my mind that he would have left behind a legacy rather than a sold out tour and disappointed fans.
I don't know about you, but the death of Michael Jackson has been eye opening for me. I want to be able to (when my time is up here on Earth) leave without regrets. I want to know that beyond a shadow of a doubt, everything I did was for and with the Lord. I don't know how much time I have here on this Earth but I know that life is fleeting. May we be assured today that our life was not void of purpose.