Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Make sure you follow the right "King"!

Today was the day that another "king" was buried and told farewell to. Alot of media attention has been on the "king of pop" Michael Jackson, as the world learned of his sudden death.

I have always been interested in why people, not one or two, but thousands and thousands of people, will come out and mourn somebody that they did not even know?

We see it all of the time, when a celebrity dies, fans will weep, cry and lay flowers upon flowers on their lawn as if they were the closest of friends. But yet they had never met.

Am I the only person who thinks this is "out of the ordinary" behaviour?

It is said that 8,750 people today obtained tickets to go to the Staples Center in LA for Michael Jackson's final performance. Over 1.5 million people registered to try to obtain one of those admission tickets, in addition to the 8,750 people inside Staples Center, it is estimated that 250,000 people will be mourning and paying their last respects on the streets.

What makes so many people wail and mourn for someone they did not even know but yet denounce a King that shed blood for them?

Why do we hail a "king" that sang a song, but reject the King who gave His all for mankind?

No matter what you may think of Michael Jackson, the "king of pop" ~ whether you listened to his music or not, or watched his videos. It really doesn't matter if you thought he was a loony or if you thought he was the greatest. The most important thing to remember is what God thought of Michael Jackson and what does God think about you and me!

We will all have to face God one day just as Michael has had to do. "Well done My good and faithful servant" - that is what I want to hear. God help us if the sound we hear is "beat it".

What king are you following
and being faithful to?


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Elizabeth said...

Couldn't have said better myself! It is sad the way people with no hope mourn isn't it? I see the way complete strangers are mourning Michael Jackson, and it is sad. When my mom passed away suddenly at the age of 58 last year, I was very sad, and I still am, but there was not this feeling of hopeless sorrow, the way we've been seeing in the media over Michael Jackson. I know that my mom is with the real King! I was sad when I heard of Michaels death, because I fear that he did not know the savior...that is sad! I've often wondered too, why people mourn so over someone they have never met. It's odd.

Jennifer said...

Amen, amen and amen!!! I don't understand it either!

I watched some of the memorial service today and can't say that I agreed with much of what I heard, some were very disturbing to me. I know that he did many good deeds, gave millions of dollars to different charities and brought many people of all cultures together all over the world...I'm not knocking him for that...but, the ultimate question for me is...where is he spending eternity. I heard one lady say that he was perched up there...(pointing up in the sky)on a crescent moon, looking down on us and we need to look up at him and smile. Ok...I had thought pretty highly of this lady until she said that. Many of these people don't have a clue about eternity and that breaks my heart.

The saddest part was when his daughter, Paris spoke at the very end after several of his brothers did. She said that since the day she was born, he had been the best daddy in the world, she loved him and said goodbye daddy...she could hardly get through it because she was crying so hard. My heart breaks for his children.

BUT...if people would worship the one and only true KING of KINGS and Lord of Lord like they do "stars"...our world wouldn't be in the mess that it is in. The world has things so mixed up and many will die and go to hell because they thought their good deeds would earn them a place in heaven.

What a tragedy! Excellent post, Laurie!


Denise said...

Amen, I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why people care so much more about entertainers than about the important things in life. Did you notice that after his death, the news about Iran's elections was somehow not important?? There were also other people who died that week, honorable and heroic people, but only MJ gets the news time.

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