Friday, March 11, 2011


Fame. Why do people want it?  Why do people admire it?  Think about it.  Unless you have Christ in your heart fame can become bondage.  Famous people can't go out to the store and relax or go on vacation with their families because there is always someone with a camera to take their picture and criticize them.  They have to constantly worry about their children and the telescopic lens of a distant camera. Their life becomes lonely and they can't trust new people in their lives.  Everyone wants to be their friend.  Not because they like them as a person, but because of what the famous person can do for them.  Famous people most likely have lots of money and that becomes their security.  As you look at my painting of this "famous" ballet dancer she has just given her life to Christ and has taken off her (4 sizes smaller than your regular shoe size) dancing shoes and is finally free to walk and not feel lonely and afraid.  The weight of the world is now off her shoulders.  Her security is not in her fame or money, but in the Jesus, found only in the Bible, who made her and loves her more than we can ever imagine. 

"But seek first his kingdomn and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own."  Matthew 6:32-33

"Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you.  Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29

Lets pray:  Dear Lord Jesus, I lift up everyone who is reading this blog today.  I pray for famous people in the world and I pray You would touch their hearts and soften their hearts so that they may come to know You.  I pray for everyone that they will not envy famous people and wish that their life was like that.  I pray that Your contentment would touch our hearts and keep us in Your ways.  I pray that we will seek You first in all things. Please keep us all safe and healthy.  I say these things in Jesus' name. Amen.

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