Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
We had this conversation with a group recently and I was torn on my answer. Peyton Manning, Reba McEntire or Natalie Grant? If you don’t like football, red heads or Christian music you would disagree with any of my answers.
We all have different definitions of what makes a person “famous”.
Is someone deemed famous because they have a gazillion followers on social media?
Does famous mean they have won awards and broken long-standing records?
Does famous mean they live in a mansion and travel in limos and private jets?
I don’t know the answer to that question because it’s an individual choice. But I do know that when I met Peyton Manning, Reba McEntire and Natalie Grant they were all kind, took time to talk to me and made eye contact. They may not remember me a day later but they made me feel special at the moment we met.
There is one person who is famous but not of celebrity status that we all have personal access to after we meet Him for the first time. He is Jesus. He doesn’t fall in the definition of famous as noted above. He doesn’t have a social media account. He didn’t set out to break any records and he sure didn’t live in a mansion and ride around in limousines.
But once you meet Him, He never forgets your name. He is always available to talk to you, listen to you and help you night and day. There is no agent involved that you have to go through to gain access. You don’t need a cell phone number or a secret code. Just an open heart and a willingness to surrender.
I hope you’ve met the most famous person I have in Jesus and if not, ask Him to be a part of your life today. You may not get celebrity status, but you will have access to the most powerful being in the entire universe and that, my friend, is better than athletes, actresses or millionaires.
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? I hope you can say “Jesus”.