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Wednesday's Word: Gone but not Forgotten 2016

Wednesday's Word

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Gone but not Forgotten 2016

As we draw “one heck of a rollercoaster year” to a close. Many events stand out this year that I’m sure will be reflected upon for years and years (and years) to come. Much of this year’s notoriety was two-fold; the event that happened as well as people’s response to the event.
One category in particular is the amount of celebrities and famous faces that passed away this year.
Of course, people pass away all the time but when it seems to happen to big names several or more times in just a few days…how can we help but react?

After hearing the news about Carrie Fisher, I'm sure many of us have gone to the internet to see just how many "Celebrities" we've loss this year. Tragically, it seems like so many....too many.
Wiki-pedia has the largest list I've seen.
We're saddened and many are sharing kind words of remembrance, hope and the richness of life.
But what then?
Many of us who were touched by these people, were touched through entertainment and because of what they've given to us...we or course, want the best for them...even in the afterlife. I saw several posts and creative images on Facebook about how these celebrities are all congregating in Heaven. Sadly, our desires to wish them Paradise don't weigh as much as we'd like.

I know this is unpopular and I'm ready to be chided for my perceived insensitivity - but I believe I am being as appropriately loving and as sensitive as I can be - for us who are alive and are still able to make a choice about life and death that will assure your eternity…it’s important enough to say something.

Here’s The Word:

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

The Bible really is GOOD NEWS. These verses (at least the first two) only sound ominous if we don’t live out a proper response to truth and death comes for us before we’ve taken the opportunity to embrace Christ and live accordingly.
But when we look at this year and see the people that have passed on, even those who aren’t celebrities as I’ve personally lost one of my closest aunts and an uncle within a day of each other; it should remind us that death comes for us all and not all of us are ready to die.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

We will soon see our next U.S. President sworn into office and we’re commanded by the bible to pray for our leaders. I hope we would also continue to pray for our loved ones. Pray for the salvation of those in our immediate family as well as those who we have a fondness for because of their presence as entertainers. We’ll all die one day in the realest sense of the word and there will be no credits rolling – only the shock and awe of meeting The Creator face to face.

In Him,


January 10 David Bowie, 69 Rock icon
January 14 Alan Rickman, 69 Actor
January 18 Glenn Frey, 67 Eagles rocker
January 23 Jimmy Bain, 68 Rainbow rock star
January 30 Frank Finlay, 89 Acting great
January 31 Terry Wogan, 77 TV & radio legend


February 3 Maurice White, 74 Earth Wind & Fire star
February 19 Harper Lee, 89 To Kill A Mockingbird author
February 28 Frank Kelly, 77 Father Ted star
February 28 George Kennedy, 91 Movie great


March 1 Tony Warren, 79 Coronation St creator
March 6 Nancy Reagan, 94 Former First Lady
March 8 George Martin, 90 Beatles producer
March 11 Keith Emerson, 71 ELP rock legend
March 15 Sylvia Anderson, 88 Lady Penelope March 16 Frank Sinatra Junior, 72 Sinatra’s singer son
March 17 Paul Daniels, 77 Comedy magician
March 29 Patty Duke, 69 Child star
March 31 Ronnie Corbett, 85 Comedy legend
March 31 Denise Robertson, 83 TV agony aunt


April 6 Merle Haggard, 79 Country legend
April 12 David Gest, 62 TV personality
April 20 Victoria Wood, 62 Comedy genius
April 20 Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, 46 WWE wrestling legend
April 21 Lonnie Mack, 74 Blues guitar great
April 21 Prince, 57 Pop icon
April 21 Guy Hamilton, 93 Bond director
April 24 Billy Paul, 80 Chart star


May 17 Guy Clark, 74 Country legend
May 19 John Berry, 52 Beastie Boys star
May 19 Alan Young, 96 Mister Ed TV star
May 21 Nick Menza, 51 Megadeth drummer
May 24 Burt Kwouk, 85 Pink Panther star
May 31 Carla Lane, 87 Liver Birds writer


June 3 Muhammad Ali, 74 Boxing legend
June 14 Henry McCullough, 72 Wings guitarist
June 19 Anton Yelchin, 27 Star Trek’s Chekov
June 24 Bernie Worrall, 72 Funkadelic star
June 28 Scotty Moore, 84 Elvis’s guitarist


July 2 Caroline Aherne, 52 Comedy actress
July 16 Alan Vega, 78 Suicide punk pioneer


August 13 Kenny Baker, 81 Star Wars’ R2-D2
August 15 Dalian Atkinson, 48 Villa cup hero
August 29 Gene Wilder, 83 Comic genius


September 11 Alexis Arquette, 47 Transgender actress
September 17 Charmian Carr, 73 Sound of Music’s Lieslie
September 25 Arnold Palmer, 87 Golfing legend


October 14 Jean Alexander, 90 Corrie’s Hilda Ogden
October 23 Pete Burns, 57 Dead or Alive chart star
October 24 Bobby Vee, 73 1960s teen idol


November 7 Leonard Cohen, 82 Iconic singer & writer
November 11 Robert Vaughn, 83 Veteran actor
November 13 Leon Russell, 74 US rock legend
November 24 Colonel Abrams, 67 80s chart star
November 25 Florence Henderson, 82 Brady Bunch star
November 26 Ron Glass, 71 US TV star


December 1 Andrew Sachs, 86 Fawlty Towers star
December 6 Peter Vaughan, 93 Game of Thrones star
December 7 Ian Cartwright, 52 Wolves midfielder
December 8 John Glenn, 95 First to orbit Earth
December 8 Greg Lake, 69 ELP legend
December 10 AA Gill, 62 Writer & critic
December 10 Ian McCaskill, 78 TV weatherman
December 12 Walter Swinburn, 55 Derby winning jockey
December 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99 Actress
December 24 Rick Parfitt, 68
December 25 George Michael, 53 Singer
December 26 Liz Smith, 95 Actress
December 27 Carrie Fisher, 60 Actress


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