Monday, February 12, 2007

Hopeless Grief ~
The tragedy of Anna Nicole Smith

There is an odd sadness in my heart for if I knew her. Perhaps because our sins were pretty much the same.

Ez 33:11 The Lord said "Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?"

Anna's life was lived in the here and now, and her joy was found in things of this life alone.....things that, when taken away.....would leave her without any hope whatsoever.
(Demonstrated by the grief over her son's death leading her to what seems to be suicide or perhaps an overdose of drugs that were used to try and escape the reality of her pain.)

Think about how terrifying that would lose one you love, a child even.......and to not know where they are, not know why we're all alive if we're only going to die......not knowing the hope of the promise in Christ Jesus - forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.........

So now, this superstar beauty queen who lived in trial after trial and from what we know, never saw herself in truth enough to seek repentance toward perhaps suffering ever more still.......for her infinite sins against Almighty God.
It's times like this that I am shocked at my own salvation.........WHY in the world was I given eyes to see the beauty of God's holiness - when prior to my conversion I was chasing after the same things as her?

She had everything that the world could offer, fame, beauty, money, children........and now..... she is separated from all of those things - forever....the worst part is that she is separated from the presence of God, whose kindness to her was meant to lead her to repentance and faith.

With this untimely death of a worldly sex-symbol........we need to re-examine our views......she IS an eternal being...... as the women who are just like her are.
Some of them may be sheep that need to hear the voice of their shepherd.

May we not forget to tremble ~



At 2/12/2007 12:02 PM, Blogger Rob said...

hey jen,
funny- i was going to ask you about anna....just to get your thoughts. well- there ya go...ya shared them.
thanks for reminding me of the TRUTH behind it all!
it truly breaks my heart over the fact that Satan has blinded the world from the TRUTH. PRAISE GOD that He has given His Spirit in order to draw those HE chooses to come to repentance!!

At 2/12/2007 1:32 PM, Blogger Jen2 said...

How do we thank Him for such a salvation ? .......words cannot......

Rejoice in the God of our Salvation!!

At 2/12/2007 2:02 PM, Blogger Craver VII said...

Permit me to make one more fashion-related statement:

Compassion looks good on you, Sister!

At 2/13/2007 5:14 AM, Blogger Jen2 said...

Craver you're a kind man.

Now....if only I was more compassionate towards those whom I cannot relate so easily with......


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