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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson died today of cardiac arrest in UCLA medical center at the age of 50. Pray for his children and family.

There has always been a wave of scrutiny and controversy around Michael Jackson's disturbed life. I am not going to say what I personally feel about all that, I do know that just like any one of us, he's got a family who knows "the real" him and loves him deeply. Please pray and keep his beautiful children and family in mind when you see the news reports that are flooding our media.

I've never lost an immediate family member other than my grandpa who I wasn't too close with. I remember the pain I felt then and I can't imagine the pain one goes through losing someone who is really close to you.

With that being said, imagine going through that pain and grieving with THE WHOLE WORLD watching from their living rooms? Do you even get the chance to be "normal" and cope with your loss with the respect that the everyday citizen gets?

I'm not one to really follow pop culture, hollywood gossip and the celebrity junk - but I know that the news of Michael's death aka "The King of Pop," will cause almost everyone to stop for a moment and pause.

The Bible says our life is but a vapor...time is so short guys! Live for eternity, not for this life. All this earthly junk doesn't matter - we are to live for an eternal King!


Verse of the Day:

James 4:14 (NKJV)
whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.


Shauna said...

Wow!!! I had not heard that! How sad, that was the first tape I ever bought was thriller.

Magic Brush said...

So well put. Couldn't have said it better. It was also the first tape I ever bought.

WriterMarie said...

Very well said. No mattew what happened in his personal life, he was an amazing entertainer. He had his struggles in life and demons to overcome, just as we all do...except he had to deal with his demons while the entire world watched his every move. He and God will work all of that out, and I hope that he at least is at peace now.

Also, I want to mention my prayers go out to the family and friends of Farrah Fawcett. She was such a strong woman and inspirational person, and she is no longer suffering, but her loved ones will need a lot of help dealing with her loss. May she rest in peace as well.

Kristen said...

you said it so well! It is basically just what I was thinking, especially about his children. I just pray that whoever raises them gives them a normal life. I also pray that people leave his family alone and allow them to grieve properly.

Susanne said...

Some great thoughts here! Love your perspective. I used to play my Thriller "album" over and over again. One thing about it, his music will live on in us!