I first heard of this singer called Katy Perry sometime in January last year. I recalled I was then in KTM with my friends. Seeing me so restless sitting there alone, this friend of mine approached me with her MP3 player.
“Hey, hear this song, really nice, by Katy Perry!”
“Katy Perry la, you don’t know meh? Nah, listen, bet you’ll like it.”
She stuffed the ear phone into my ears.
The song sounded really cool, the beat was very catchy, but…I Kissed A Girl?
“This singer is a He or a She?”
Okay, I knew this singer was not one whom I should look up to. I passed the earphones back to my friend.
“Not for me, sorry!”
After more than 1.5 years have gone by, the name Katy Perry came back to my ears. Heard that she became really famous after she sang “I Kissed A Girl”. Everybody is talking about her, everybody is falling in love with her songs. I didn’t care much until one of my friends told me she’s a pastor’s daughter. I was like “What!”…
I googled her and I found out that both her parents are pastors from
Haih…no words can describe how disappointed I am.
She could have used her fame to testify about God’s goodness. She could have become a great role model to many Christian youths outside there, and an inspiration to pastor’s kids like me. I guess she really forgot to count her blessings - the singing talent, the gift of dancing, and even the pretty look she possesses.
It’s not wrong to become famous. We can use our fame to draw people’s attention to hear our testimonies, like what some HK celebrities are doing now. However, when popularity goes over the top, if not handled properly, it kills! Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera all started singing in church, but they took for granted of their God-given gifts. See how they have become.
We should pray for these celebrities, so that they will turn back to God. Perhaps they have not experienced God in their lives; they just believe what their parents believe. That’s saddening. Like mum said before, “Your parents’ salvation does not earn you a place in heaven.”
The decision to believe in Jesus Christ is a personal choice and making right choices are indeed so crucial.