That was the title of Religion Today’s feature article that appeared in my email this morning. The testimonies included the following.
“Her faith is a source of strength and inspiration for the times when she feels like giving up.”
“. . .placed his faith in God at age 13, after losing his father to cancer. “God used the worst experience in my life—losing my father—to bring forth the best experience in my life—knowing my Heavenly Father.”
One athlete talked about how hard the journey to the Olympics was, and it was said that she shares Bible verses on twitter with her 370,000 followers.
I’m sure that God just might use these testimonies, just like the recent Seattle Seahawks’ player testimonies, to point to Christ for salvation. What I long to hear from a celebrity Christian is something like……”I realized that Christ died for my sin when I was 18 , Knowing that, I repented and believed. God has gifted me as an athlete and now I can share the message that saved me with both other athletes and a whole lot of fans.”
It’s great to share how God has gifted us, strengthened us, and that God is a Father who will never leave us, At the same time, Knowing that Christ died for our sins is the gospel message with the power to save. Why is the ‘main thing’ not part of all these celebrity testimonies?
Food for thought.. . .