In less than 24 hours, we have lost two of this cultures greatest pop icons in the fair haired beauty Farrah Fawcett, and the self-proclaimed "King of Pop" Michael Jackson.
Farrah Fawcett rose to instant stardom because of the seventies show Charlies Angels. She was also America's favorite pinup girl whose poster sold by the millions and adorned the walls of many males and adolescent teens. She would later star in a made for television movie called the "Burning Bed" where she brought to the forefront the issue of husbands abusing their wives.
Michael Jackson was the gifted singer and dancer who made his start along with his brothers and formed the Jackson 5 where Michael was the lead singer. Jackson would later blossom as a solo singer and dancer, and would later create the biggest selling album of the time called Thriller with memorable hit songs such as "Billie Jean" and "Beat It". Jackson was one of my favorite recording artists when I was a teen. I was in high school when Thriller was released.
Fawcett and Jackson were rich, famous, adored by millions, and now are dead without Christ. So sad. There is no evidence that either Fawcett or Jackson had repented of their sins and put their trust in faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Fawcett claimed that she knew God from published reports during her bout with cancer, but it seemed that the God she knew was a God of her own making and not the God of the Bible. Jackson was a former Jehovah's Witness, and in his later days became involved with the Black Muslims.
This society has been brought back to the reality of the finality of death once again because of their adoration for these two cultural icons. Many in this society who have been lulled to sleep by the pleasures of this world are once again peering at death face to face. It's an opportunity for Christians once again to use this event as an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel to their unsaved friends, co-workers, and family members. An opportunity to remind them of the uncertainty of life and the judgment to come (James 1: 11, James 4:14, Heb. 9:27). An opportunity we cannot afford to pass up.