I am going to take a chance and record my feelings…its been a case of not sure what my feelings were.
I have heard heated debates on this subject in the last few days. I have heard Christians being so judgemental. I found myself “thinking”!
I had leaned to the side of “maybe it was too much?”
Let me preface this with I did not think lowering the flag was a good thing. But that’s a different post.
But in saying that I am glad that they televised Whitney Houston’s memorial service.
I do love black church. I do love Donnie McClurkin (Just Stand), I do love the Winan’s, and I do love Tyler Perry.
But most of all I love the words they shared. Was Whitney a hero to me? Not at all. I loved her voice and her songs. I was a tad jealous of her relationship with Kevin Costner. (only kidding)
But her service spoke to me. I saw a Kevin Costner I had never seen before. Wow!
Who knew he grew up in a Baptist church?
I especially loved the part where he talked about Whitney not thinking she was good enough. I don’t know about you but that’s something I struggle with…and to say Whitney Houston questioned whether her singing was good enough. Think about that.
I thought the song Bebe Winans sang was one beautiful song. The words are still rolling over in my mind.
Tyler Perry could have preached. The world heard the message of grace and redemption.
T.D. Jakes had a word. A word I don’t plan to forget.
After watching four and half hours of church, I was again reminded that we are all broken, hurt , damaged humans in need of Jesus.
Whether our addiction is drugs, alcohol, fame, shopping, eating, or the million other addictions…we are all in need of being set free. Enough about that. Your thoughts?
This Thursday, the 23rd, is Baby Crew’s surgery. Please remember the family. It will be a very long and hard day.