In today’s facebook news… I saw a couple of posts about something Miley Cyrus did on the VMAs? with a teddy bear? and a foam hand?… and then read a few blog posts that were linked with “letters to Miley” regarding her… ahem… VMA ‘performance’.
To be honest, I don’t really know who Miley Cyrus is.
I wouldn’t be able to pick her out of a crowd if you paid me to.
I didn’t even remember she was “Hannah Montana” until a friend reminded me.
I’ve never seen an episode of “Hannah Montana”.
Now. You might think I am a recluse who writes from under a rock and rarely sees the light of day.
On the contrary…
I. Just. Don’t. Care.
I don’t care about what Miley Cyrus did or didn’t do with a foam hand and a teddy bear on national television.
I don’t care about the VMAs – or MTV – or Academy Awards – or the Oscars Schmoshcars – or the Silver Globes – or any other kind of award show that involves red carpet, limousines, over priced dresses, and people giving themselves statues for things they do, in which they are over paid for in the first place.
So. If “I don’t care”… why am I using my precious time and blog space to write about how I don’t know who Miley Cyrus is…?
Because I know God. and He knows Miley Cyrus. He created her and loves her.
I know a God who cares about what she does and how she lives her life.
I know a God who cares about the rest of us –the audience- of these shows.
He cares about how we spend our time, how we spend our money, what shows we watch, who we support, who we make into celebrities.
We made Miley Cyrus into a celebrity. We have glorified her from a young age as “Hannah Montana”. We push celebrities to push the envelope by our boredom and demand for more. more. more. and We have contributed to how she uses her “stardom”.
When we are star-struck with someone, we give them glory.
Who are giving glory to? Who are we spending our time getting to know, read about and talk about?
We. Have. A. Choice. to put down the People magazine. To turn off the television. To choose not to see the latest movie. To save our money instead of wasting it on garbage. To save our time instead of wasting it by feeding into making other people “stars”.
So. I still don’t care what Miley Cyrus did or didn’t do on the VMAs.
It’s not going to change my life one way or the other.
But I do care about Miley as a human being.
I desire for her to know her true value and self worth.
I hope for her to know it is not sex or songs on a stage that will fill her life.
I pray she will see there is a Holy God who sees her as precious.
And she is worth His great love.
And I hope we will know we are worth His same great love.
I hope we will seek to know about, read about, and talk more about Jesus.
I hope we will be star struck by an awesome God, rather than the latest celebrity performance.
I hope we will be in awe of the One who gave His life for all mankind.
and I pray He will be glorified.
In Him, Leslie