I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO excited to see that not only Justin Bieber, but also Kanye West, have turned back to the Lord and seem to want to live their lives for Him.
But it raises a question for me: are we out there, idolizing these celebrities, or are we seeing them simply as a brother or sister, as Christ would have us do? As the book of James says,
“My dear brothers and sisters, you are believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. So don’t treat some people better than others. 2 Suppose someone comes into your meeting wearing very nice clothes and a gold ring. At the same time a poor person comes in wearing old, dirty clothes. 3 You show special attention to the person wearing nice clothes. You say, “Sit here in this good seat.” But you say to the poor person, “Stand there!” or “Sit on the floor by our feet!” 4 Doesn’t this show that you think some people are more important than others? You set yourselves up as judges—judges who make bad decisions.”
(James 2:1-4, ERV)
I encourage you to read all of James 2, as it goes on about this very thing. But friends, let’s not get so caught up in the fact that these people are celebrities. I admit, I am bad with this too—even dreaming of someone famous seeing this post! But rather, let’s welcome them in and walk next to them, encouraging them to be more like Christ.
Let us not lift them onto a pedestal, but lift them high up to the Lord in prayer. Because, as Christians in the limelight, they need it. ❤
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus did not come to be a flashy celebrity or guru. He came as a Suffering Servant, but one day, will come as a Conquering King! Learn more about Jesus, and what He has done for you, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- Christian celebrities.
- Those close to them, that they would see Jesus’ light shining from them and come to know Christ as well.
- That being a celebrity would not get to their heads, as it might have been in the past.
Thank you for your prayers!!!