Who are our heroes and idols in our culture today? Whom have we set up in the eyes of our children and grandchildren (perhaps unknowingly) as those to be emulated? I was thinking of the absolute train wreck of Lindsay Lohan’s life. You know she is “national news” these days. Arrested, sentenced, serving jail time. How sad!
Do you remember little Lindsay in “Parent Trap” the movie?
What a cutie! So, what happened? Hollywood…wrong friends…no parental guidance. Yes to all of those perhaps. But, do you know the biggest problem. It looks as if the young lady doesn’t have Jesus. The bottom line for all of life is Jesus. He is the LIFE. He said, “I’m the way, the truth and the LIFE.” John 14:6.
So, here’s what I’ve been contemplating. When we set up the Lindsay’s, Britney’s, Miley’s, Justin’s (Bieber), even the Woods’ (Tiger) and the like (sports stars) as our heroes and idols…then what happens when they fall? Whom are we teaching our children to idolize (American Idols)?
Is it Spider Man
Superman, Bat Man, Iron Man? How about the God Man? Jesus Christ?
As Christians…shouldn’t we hold up Jesus as the ONE, the ONLY one to worship? Think about this long and hard. The next time we feel like we’re seeing the next High School Musical star develop before our eyes…watch out. If they are in Hollywood…or the sports world, chances are they will end up falling like a rock. Wouldn’t we be better of setting up as the hero in our lives and our children’s the Lord Jesus Christ? He’s the true hero! He saved our souls from a Devil’s Hell! Now that’s a hero and someone to be worshipped! In fact…He is the only one that deserves our worship.