I was watching Michael Jackson’s memorial the other night on television. The memorial, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA was packed with America’s biggest and brightest stars from the entertainment world.
Each of the people closest to the heart of the “king of pop” gave several minutes of their time to say something in honor of Michael Jackson.
As I watched some of these stars—Brook Shields, Berry Gordy, Jr., Stevie Wonder, among others give their final tribute to Jackson, I was just reminded of how fleeting life is.
The Bible says, “The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.” (Psalm 90: 10)
Life is short, indeed.
But in this same chapter, Moses, who wrote this poignant psalm, summarized it perfectly with this powerful passage in verse 12—teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
With our years as fleeting as a grass withers at the end of a day or two, Jackson’s death made me think of how I’m spending the “few” years God has given me as I live.
The world today continues to mourn for the passing of a musical legend.
But I truly believe what we learn from Jackson’s death is far more important because it does concern two things—One, how we are spending our few years here on earth and two, are we certain of where we would spend our eternity once our life ends?
These are two questions people would rather not talk about because these challenge them to either alter their lifestyle or make some serious make-over on how they live.
Hopefully, as you read this, you’d be provoked to think that the life we live on earth has a deeper meaning and purpose.
And the only way we could find that meaning and purpose is by knowing the Author of Life—God.