There is a trivia game based on the idea that any individual involved in the Hollywood film industry can be linked through their roles to actor, Kevin Bacon, in six steps.
I was pondering this the other day and wondered if it would work for me, even though I have never worked in the film industry. Suddenly, a light bulb went on.
I remembered that I have met a man, whom my sister had informed me, raised a special breed of quail. The movie production wanted to feature this breed of quail in a particular scene of the movie, “The River Wild.” When a porton of the movie was being filmed in Southern Oregon on the Rogue River, my sister’s friend was summoned to bring his quail to be filmed during a scene in the film. There, he met (you guessed it) Kevin Bacon, thus making me two degrees in relationship from the actor.
This, of course, does not make me me special. However, everyone enjoys telling stories about how they are somehow connected to someone famous.
I want to use this entry to talk about being connected to someone famous that counts in eternity. His name is Jesus Christ, the Lord of all!
Christ is known in scripture as the Great King and the Son of the Highest. He is the most important person in the world - even in all of the cosmos – for He is the One who formed a connection between man and God through His sacrifical death on the cross, and His resurrection from the dead, so that ”whosoever will” might be forgiven of their sins and united with God the Father through redemption.
Many people would like to have a connection with a star! Jesus Christ is known as “the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).
If you have this relationship, you can know that you have a direct relationship with this star that is closer than any other relationship any person can have with anyone. Jesus said, “Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14: 19, 20). As one theologian has said, “He is so close, He is not even near.”
If you do not have this relationship with Christ, you can have it now. Just believe in your heart that Christ is who the Bible says He is – that He is the God of the universe and that He has come to die and be resurrected for your sins. Confess your sins to Him and accept His work for you, and He will come into your heart and make you a new creation (II Corinthians 5:17).
For in Christ, there are NO degrees of separation.