Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dear Miley,

I want to tell you something.

Don't worry, I'm not going to call you a slut or say that you've lost your mind.

This is something different.
And maybe you've heard it before.
Maybe not.

Either way...

You were created in the likeness of God.

He loves you dearly, and oneness with Him will fulfill you far more than any amount of applause or ridicule. Feeling sexy and rebellious can't compare to what He has in store for you. One day the fame and success you achieve will come to an end.

But you? You will not come to an end. You are an eternal being. And eternal beings spend eternity somewhere. No single performance, no matter how many tweets it stirs up, will determine where you spend that eternity. Nor will it give you anymore significance than this: the God of the universe wants you to spend that eternity with Him.

Talk about shock factor!
Amazing, huh?

Miley, put some clothes on, say "no" to drugs, burn that foam finger, and stay away from men that get rich by objectifying women and glorifying sexual activity that may or may not be consensual. That, by the way, is not a blurred line. Its date rape.

You're young, talented, and well connected.
But most of all, God loves you.

He loves you so much that His very breathe is what animates you. I know, all this has been a lot to digest. Just let it sit for a while and think on it, okay?

Well, good chats. Until next time!


Constance said...

Nathan~ Beautifully said, how amazing it would be if she would HEAR and BELIEVE the truth you wrote to her. Love you, dear one!

Anonymous said...

This is perfect. It addresses the real issue. If it was tweaked slightly and the name left blank it could be addressed to any girl.

Autumn said...

Way to not preach it and keep it real! Too cool.

I wish there were more Christians like that-that say, "you know what, let's stop looking at the gossip factors and look at what REALLY matters; how does this impact others, you, and especially the One that made you?" Would he be proud? Letting God down is more heart breaking than letting anyone else in the world down. To let down someone who loves you beyond platonic love, beyond familial love, even beyond the instinctual parental love and ever-dying love of a life-partner, is something that is hard to acknowledge. I wish more people were open to hearing how much God loved them so they could open themselves to that love and maybe one day love him back, stop taking the life He gave them for granted.