I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.
Jesus became famous In Israel. 'And the fame of Him went out into every place of the country round about' (Luke 4:37). 'Great multitudes followed Him' (Matthew 4:25).
He was a Rock Star. 'A chief cornerstone, elect, precious.' His fans 'Begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment' (1 Peter 2:6; Matthew 14:36).
Certainly, every modern superstar has carried the weight of celebrity: the relentless expectations of fans and the challenges of finding downtime. They can relate to fame's difficulties. Most love the perks, but pass on the problems.
Jesus shunned the perks and solved the problems. He felt a duty to His followers: spiritually and practically. In fact, they were the reason He was born. His walk to earthly stardom was for them.
Many stars today consider their fans as troubling, but necessary burdens. Because their dedication pays the bills. Jesus took the opposite position. His dedication paid the bill for them. For us. Our Ticket to eternity.
Actors, models and talent for Christ, you have a wondrous opportunity to bring God's Light, love and hope to millions. To one. Because every soul is priceless.
You must see your fans as Jesus saw His.
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NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Your Fans series.