Two big stories in the world of entertainment right now:
1. Tiger Woods (need I say more?)
2. Joe McElderry (need I say more?)
Tiger and Joe are both lovely guys. Any normal person would say that both ‘deserve’ their fame: ‘ooh Joe, no-one deserves this more than you!’ Cheryl Cole last night welcomed Joe into the world of fame and celebrity, where Tiger has lived for a while now. It’s Joe’s dream come true.
But Tiger seems not to think so. He’s richer than almost anyone, has a great house, cars, a beautiful wife, kids, success…and he still needed more. Nothing satisfied enough.
I’m really happy Joe won The X-Factor, what a lovely guy, but I really don’t want him to fall into Satan’s lie that fame is the dream come true – fame is just another evidence of God’s grace that will ultimately disappoint and leave you thirsty for more…without Jesus. Jesus is the living water, and with him you’ll never thirst again.
I pray for Joe McElderry. I pray for Tiger Woods. Neither deserves it, but I don’t deserve Jesus’ sacrifice in my place, so I will pray – join with me!