There is that first moment when you hear that someone you knew well, has passed away. It always catches you by surprise and leaves a hollow feeling deep in your heart. When that someone is a very public figure like Robin Williams, there are also tears.
For years Robin suffered from deep depression. Though he was known all over the world and greatly beloved, his heart longed for more.
It is a sad truth of life that money, fame, and prosperity, do not grant us peace. Jesus said that a man may give all to gain the whole world, only to lose his own soul. There are millions of people today, all over the world who have empty souls. Searching for happiness–but never finding it. Trying to make enough money to feel secure–only to be filled with fear of losing it all.
There is a very wise and simple statement that sums up all of life and it says:
“No Jesus, No Peace.”Know Jesus, Know Peace.”
No one really knows where Robin’s heart was in relationship to Jesus at his death. We can only hope that he had called on the name of the Lord and is finally home with Him now–his tormented soul, comforted. Sadly, we did not see a manifestation of this faith during his life, and our lives are the truest mirror of our genuine heart.
I will miss Robin, and I am deeply saddened that this fallen world has taken another, who could have had so much more… If only, Jesus…