I sat down this afternoon to post some thoughts on the MTV music awards and Miley Cyrus, but found there were already so many other well written posts. So, I thought I would post a few links that I both enjoyed and found helpful.
- Walt Mueller’s – “Lessons From the 2013 VMAs…Disney on Parade, and Whatever Happened to Fart Man?...”
- Trevin Wax’s – “I weep for Miley”.
- Jonathan Herron’s – “Two Thoughts about Miley Cyrus on the MTV VMAs”
If there was ever any doubt, we live in a world that is desperately in need of the Gospel.
We need to know the Gospel, we need to love the Gospel, we need to live the Gospel, and we need to share the Gospel. We live in a culture that is desperately searching to find fulfillment…they are thirsty, but they have found nothing to quench their thirst for more than a moments time. We have the incredible opportunity to engage those who do not know the truth, lovingly present them with the truth of Christ, and walk alongside them on their spiritual journey.
We are thirsty…
I am reminded of the words of Jesus in John 4:7-14:
7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15