Mourning Robin Williams


I had to turn off the TV set a few minutes ago. All the morning shows are talking about the death of Robin Williams. After sitting there in tears watching, I decided to find something else to do. It’s just too sad!

And unlike the TV commentators, I do want to mourn Robin Williams’ death. They’re all talking about celebrating his life rather than focusing on his death, but…I DISAGREE…I DISAGREE…I DISAGREE!! We do need to talk about his death and the fact that he chose to die. To me, that is what’s so sad.

In spite of his wealth, he chose to die.

In spite of his fame, he chose to die.

In spite of being loved by his family and the world, he chose to die.

There is a lesson to be learned in Robin Williams’ death and all the other celebrities who make that same choice.  Being famous and wealthy will not bring real peace and joy to a person’s life. And yet, everybody wants to be rich and famous these days. In fact many, many people are willing to do most anything to become a celebrity.

So what’s the lesson to be learned?

That there is only ONE path to contentment,  peace, and joy.

And that path is a relationship with God through His only begotten Son, Jesus.