I have seen the posts on Facebook again and again and again. You probably have, too.
Jackie Chan has died while filming a movie. Or while trying to perfect a stunt. Or by a severe paper cut he received while counting his money.
The only problem is that Jackie Chan isn’t dead. Actually, that really isn’t a problem–I’m glad he’s not dead no matter how disappointed I was with Rush Hour 3.
What I mean is the problem with the posts is that he isn’t dead. Every post declaring that Jackie Chan has died is a hoax.
One day, if I live long enough, Jackie Chan will die and I will see the news of his demise mentioned on Facebook or Twitter or some as-yet-to-be-invented social media site. And when the day comes that I read about his death on one of these sites….
I won’t believe it.
I have gotten so used to not believing Jackie Chan has died that when he really does die I will think it is just another hoax.
But regardless of whether I believe it or not, he will be dead.
And whether you believe it or not, one day you will be dead, too.
I didn’t mean to get all morbid with you, but I’m not really sorry about it. We must think about our deaths if we are to live for what is truly important; for what will last forever.
What will last forever?
The Kingdom of God.
Not our bank accounts, houses, athletic achievements, romantic relationships, blog posts, books, or anything else.
But the Kingdom of God will last forever.
I hope you are living for that which will last forever. If not, it isn’t too late to change.
How will you feel when Jackie Chan dies? How are you living in light of the Kingdom of God lasting forever?