With the recent death of Michael Jackson there has been a resurgence of his music on the radio, downloaded on iTunes and yes, even playing on MTV. It’s been total MJ madness!
In my lifetime, I can’t remember such media frenzy taking over the world ever.
Although I was never a fan of Michael Jackson, I do not deny the impact he had on pop culture. His music, his reputation (whatever you may think), his dancing, his plastic surgery, his children and the speculation about his life and death have made him the most talk about, downloaded and texted subject in modern history.
The scrutiny surrounding his life has only brought more awe to Jackson. His famous song, Man in the Mirror, reminds me of a completely difference gaze into a mirror. God’s word says “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." The mirror God’s word talks about is one that doesn’t look back at mankind, but looks forward to eternity. It looks deeply into the soul of a man for the important things- faith, hope and love. It doesn’t really matter what Michael Jackson or anyone else sees when we look at the man/woman in the mirror, it matters only that the reflection produces faith, hope and love. God’s gaze at us will produce an eternal destination. It only matters what He sees.
Today, as the world memorializes Michael Jackson, may Christians remember the most important reflection that they see isn’t a deceased individual with paparazzi paranoia, it’s the reflection of Jesus Christ shining through those who believe on Him.