OMG! I have Bieber Fever! I saw the movie “Never Say Never” about Justin Bieber. It was A-w-e-s-o-m-e! And in 3D!
Seriously, I feel 12 again.
I was happy to see J.B. has talent. He is not just some pretty boy who fit the suit. (Like Greg Brady as Johnny Bravo) He plays the piano, the drums, the guitar and other instruments. He sings beautifully and dances like a maniac…in a good way! Am I sounding like I’m in junior high?
The thing I really liked is learning about his family. His mom was young and separated from his father when Justin was 10 months old. His grandparents helped raise him. You could feel how much love he received from his mom and his grandma and grandpa. His mom said that it was tough being a single mother and she knows how much her faith in God helped her.
Actually, their faith played a big role in the movie. Justin and his friends said grace before dinner in a pizza place. (LOVE THAT!) He also prayed before going out on stage each night.
The other day, my daughter brought something to my attention. It is a Justin Bieber video of a song called, “Pray”. Here’s the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9tJW9MDs2M&feature=player_detailpage
There are a lot of things I can talk about regarding this video but I’d like to focus on the fact that Justin Bieber has chosen to sing about Prayer. He has the means and the opportunity to sing about anything and he chose to sing a song about prayer. That’s powerful.
There’s a scene in the video where they show him above the crowd singing to thousands of people. They love him, they are going crazy. Has he made praying cool? Can he influence others to pray?
We can’t control what other people do with the things we share. We cannot guarantee that anyone is listening or acting upon our suggestions. We don’t even know that with the people we love…did they hear me? Do they understand me? Will they follow my advice?
The only thing we can control is what we do. When we are given the opportunity to share our faith, do we? When we are given the chance to share a life affirming message of hope and love, do we?
What opportunities are before us right now? Where can we share our love? Who needs our prayers?
I like to think of it this way…when I lay may head down to sleep at night, have I done everything I can to be kind, spread joy, show love? Did I take advantage of the opportunities before me?