More than any musician in history, his god given gifts were revealed in ways that reached into our souls with a gloved hand, touching the very core of everything that is humanity. Although the “music world” will forever mourn his passing and suffer the loss of his innate creativity, Michael Jackson - the man and his music are forever “Eternal”.
~ Jeff Young guitarist. — http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=373637999371266&%3Bset=a.122158921185843.20499.116222408446161&%3Btype=1
“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed”(1 Peter 4:12–13, NIV)
It’s one thing to know that you’re going into a challenging season. You get prepared for it. You get mentally ready. But what about the difficulties that we don’t see coming? The unexpected crisis that catches us off-guard? Sometimes, it can seem so overwhelming that it almost knocks the wind right out of us.
The Scripture says that we shouldn’t be surprised by fiery trials. That’s because the forces of darkness would not be fighting against you if they didn’t know that God has something amazing in your future! Sometimes, those unexpected difficulties are just a sign that you’re on the right track. It’s always darkest just before the dawn appears. The enemy always fights the hardest when you are closest to your breakthrough. The key is to stay the course and keep fighting the good fight of faith. Keep your joy and keep declaring God’s Word over your future. God has promised that you will overcome every obstacle. You will defeat every enemy, and right now, I declare that you will fulfill your destiny in Jesus’ name!
(Source: spiritualinspiration, via myinspirationmj)
He knows when to stop and then flash out like a bolt of lightning. There are a lot of dancers who can go 90 miles an hour, but Michael is too clever for just that. — Gene Kelly (via alchrista)
A Michael Jackson comes around literally once in a lifetime. They break the mold and I think there’re people who just sacrifice their life, their personal life all for the arts. That’s what Michael did; he sacrificed his life for the arts. — Marc Anthony (via shannonjai)
(Source: expressionsofpassion, via alchrista)
Michael has attained his unchallenged status as the number one entertainer in the world today because he walks with kings - but never loses the common touch - and sense of caring for his fellow man - born of his own roots.
— Black Radio Exclusive, 1988