Friday, February 09, 2007

What Mystery?

Anna Nicole Smith
The Drudge Report pasted this headline across it's page, about the death of Anna Nicole Smith and calls it a "mystery". What mystery I ask?

Anna Nicole Smith Dead At 39

Ummm, this woman abused her body for years and the only mystery to me is how she lasted 39 years at all.

What exactly did she accomplish with her life on this planet?

She "respected" herself and her body enough to be a Playboy playmate.

She was a jeans model and starved herself and probably drugged herself in order to maintain the "perfect weight" and physique for that job, I'm sure. Unfortunately, she had trouble maintaining her weight and rode the rollercoaster between obese and thin quite often.

She married a very wealthy and VERY elderly man and surprise! Became a VERY wealthy widow and from the looks of her lifestyle, never really learned the value of a dollar.

Her son recently and tragically sufferd a drug related death, and one would have to wonder if his upbringing influenced his tendency and dependency on drugs. After all, his mother was the butt of many jokes, and made herself that way by showing up in public, even as a presenter on an awards show, obviously under the influence of some mind altering drug.

Anna Nicole Smith's life was a tragedy.

The real tragedy though isn't her physical death, it is the fact that Anna Nicole Smith was spiritually dead.

She never ever experienced living.

There are too many Anna Nicole Smith's out there in this world. They are the walking dead.

Christians! Wake up! Look around! See the dead! They are what you once were! Share what you know about the giver of Life!

John 10:9-11 (New International Version)

"I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."

Too many people in this life attempt to find fullfillment in things; the thief uses looks, possessions, status, etc. What happens when people look good? Anna Nicole Smith looked good, did she find fullfillment in that?

Anna Nicole Smith had lots of stuff, she obviously wasn't fullfilled in that because she kept trying to alter her mind into a different reality.

She had status, she was a superstar celebrity, and that didn't seem to bring her fullness of life.

Looks, possessions and status may bring satisfaction for a little while, but that wears off. In fact, my bet is that once many people acheive a certain level of success, they eventually wonder why they still feel somewhat unsatisfied.

No, the only thing that brings fullfillment to a life is Jesus Christ and grasping (to the best of our finite ability) the role we have in God's plan as He reveals it. Talk about a mystery!

It bloggles the mind!

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