The death of Amy Winehouse is a tragedy on two fronts. First, the death of any young person and the loss of the talents she displayed is always a tragedy. Several news reports mentioned that several singers, like Amy, have died at 27 years of age.
Whatever we may feel about the way Amy used her talents, they were a gift of God, and at some point could have been used for His glory. Every death is a loss to the world of the abilities and contributions he or she could have made to us all.
Second, the adulation she received from those who enjoyed her music, showed little regard for the lifestyle that eventually took her life. The search for fulfilment in the glamour of stardom seduces many and seems to be the goal of many more—a few episodes of Canadian or American Idol soon confirms it.
It’s easy to forget that we are engaged in a spiritual warfare, and the devil is having a heyday devouring whom he will. Every death before conversion is a person cut off from reconciliation with God; whether it’s another Amy or millions facing starvation in Somalia, prayer is our primary weapon.
Pray for those caught up in “the good life,” that their life may be extended until they realize the real source of life is in Christ. Especially pray for Somalia, that the unfolding tragedy there may be averted at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pray-for-Somalia/240301665988261.