We live in strange times. We put the strangest of people on pedestals. And strangely, why don’t we have more of society’s teachers; solid preachers; brave firemen and police officers; dispatchers; soldiers; people who work with the homeless, disabled, and elderly; plumbers and electricians who keep our homes functioning; utility workers; engineers; farmers who grow our food; plant workers; those who manufacture and transport our goods; auto mechanics, and the like on pedestals? They are the ones keeping society running.
Why are actors and actresses put on pedestals? They have perfected the art of being someone else. The dictionary has a word that describes this so-called talent, and it begins with the letter “H.”
Athletes who run up and down a field or court and put some sort of ball into some sort of goal to score some sort of point are considered important? These people are celebrities? These are the people who you want your whole weekend to revolve around or want your picture taken with them?
The root for the word “celebrity” is the word celebration. Have we not reached the point of celebrating all of the wrong people at this juncture in history?
As you go to some sort of Sportsball competition this fall, remember, it is a great time to witness. Hand out some tracts. Talk to people. Maybe just go to the event to reach the lost and nothing else. Let Satan draw them together, and we will go there to witness to them.
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Stay bold in reaching the lost for Jesus! We are almost out of this crazy place!
Until the Nets are Full,
P.S. As you head out to those sporting events this fall, take plenty of materials with you. People attending those events might even take time during the game to read what you hand them.