He has many names, including “The King of Pop.” Born in Gary Indiana, he became an international music star.
One of his songs reflects the intent of John Wesley, one of the founders of American Methodism. Wesley invited people to examine their consciences daily. Michael Jackson sang these powerful words:
I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.
Nathan, the prophet in the Old Testament who confronted King David, is the kind of friend that you and I need to have. David, the shepherd boy who became king of Israel, broke God’s heart and God’s Law. Nathan confronted him with the truth and helped bring healing to David.
Later in his troubled life, Michael Jackson needed a Nathan! He needed someone to help him really look at the man in the mirror and make a change!
As we continue to study “Friends for the Journey,” I invite you to prepare your heart for worship this week by reading 2 Samuel 12:1-15.
I am looking forward to celebrating our amazing God with you this Sunday!