What would Jesus say to Michael Jackson?
Okay, okay. So I got more to say about Michael Jackson than what I thought I did. But actually, it’s not so much about Michael Jackson, than it is about presenting to you, a possible dialogue between Jesus and Michael Jackson.
You see, when I heard the news that Michael Jackson was dead, my first thought was, “Yeah right.”
My second thought was, “Shame. Poor dude.”
My third thought was, “Wow! I don’t think he is saved.”
And then my fourth thought was, “Let’s say Michael Jackson was to have one of those near death experiences where he gets to go to heaven, experience a bit of the wonder and majesty of God, meet Jesus, have a conversation, and then come back for another chance at life, what would it be that Jesus would say to him.”
I think the first thing Jesus would say to Michael is:
(very lovingly) “Oh Michael!”
And then He’d take him into His arms and just hold him for what may feel like an eternity to Michael. I think Jesus would just hold and hold and hold and hold and hold him, so that Michael would clearly get the message “I love you”.
As Christians, it is sometimes quite difficult for us to comprehend that Jesus loves EVERYONE. And died so that EVERYONE can go to heaven. Even the ones we think don’t “deserve” to go to heaven. Like grab-my-crown-jewels-pelvis-gyrating musicians.
But the truth is that He did. And I think that He has a really special thing for the ones that need-to-know-it-but-don’t-get-it, the most.
So I think that if Jesus had the chance to have a frank discussion with Michael Jackson before he died, He really would have wanted him to know that He loves him.
The second thing I think Jesus would say to Michael Jackson, is:
I like what you’ve done with your hair.
– Pause –
And your face, and your nose, and for that matter, your whole body.
But you know Michael, I thought you looked pretty good when I was finished creating you! I mean, I did create the whole universe and everything in it, including you, and I thought I did a pretty good job about it.
Perhaps at this point, Jesus would change tack and would continue and say something in line with the following:
Anyway, let sleeping dogs lie. It’s never really been about what you look like on the outside anyway. I’ve always been far more interested with how you look on the inside. And so has the Father. Yes, what you portray on the outside is in part a reflection of what you are on the inside! But it was never and will never be the issue. What’s going on inside, is much more important. Oh how I longed for you to grasp and develop that which I placed inside of you! How so different you would have been. And the world as a result.
The third thing I think Jesus would say to Michael is:
Michael. I’m sorry that you suffered the way you did and had to endure what you went through. There is no execuse for it. Evil is evil.
But I promise you this.
One day I will make all things new. I will wipe all your tears away and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. And I am preparing a place for you in my Father’s house. I don’t know when that day is going to be. Only my Father knows. But wait for me. I’m coming back. And don’t lose heart.
The fourth thing Jesus would say, is:
You know Michael. Now that you’ve seen me and realise that I’m not a mythical character or a figment of someone’s imagination, I hope you’ve come to realise that you need to make right with God.
All those things written about me in the Bible are true. And as you can see, heaven is a real place. And I want you here so much, that I was willing to die so that you would be able to make right with God.
All you have to do is believe it. Then receive it.
And the fifth and last thing I think Jesus would say to Michael Jackson, is:
Go tell everyone about me. Go tell them how much the Father loves them. Go tell them that He cares. Go tell them that they can make right with Him. Go tell them that I’m preparing a place for them in heaven. Go tell them that I’m coming back. And tell them it’s soon.
Go! There’s no time to waste.
Go! Before it’s too late.
The Father wants none of them to be lost. He wants all to come to heaven. The angels wait to rejoice.
But they MUST believe.