African American leaders say a prayer with President Donald Trump as they end a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
In our time of uncertainty, the rich and famous are sounding off.
And from the cacophony comes a peculiar message this week, compliments of an 80’s (and 90’s) wrestling icon.
That’d be the Hulkster.
On Monday, Hulk Hogan wrote on Facebook of our current quarantine, in which many have given up much.
In case you didn’t know, HH — otherwise known as Terry Hogan, AKA Terry Bollea — is a Christian.
His post featured a photo of him leaning against a wall, praying.
Inscribed on the wall: “I Am that I Am.”
A little context:
And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
In Hogan’s view, amid the pandemic, over a brief time, God has removed from our lives the things we’ve worshiped. The things that have distracted us. The things that have kept us from where we’re meant to be.
“In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said, ‘You want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market.'”
And as for houses of worship:
“‘You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church.'”
He is certainly right — this should be a time of focus for us all.
We are home. Where we’re staying. Time has slowed.
No better time to take an inventory of our lives.
When the world is spinning quickly, on what do we spend our money? Our time? To what do we give our thoughts? Our efforts? Our priority?
It’s absolutely an opportunity to listen. Perhaps to a still small voice.
To look at ourselves.
To find clarity.
And perhaps a new direction.
One of focus on the things that are truly important.
And Hulk believes that means humbling ourselves. Prayer. Repentance.
He quoted II Chronicles:
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Hulk thinks it’s the time to find healing. But not through medicine:
”Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters.”
To him, apparently, that’s summed up by one word:
Not a message much heard by celebrities these days.
Just recently, a group of actors and singers joined together to encourage us — to “imagine there’s no heaven.”
As people are sick and dying, the Hulkster’s taking a different approach.
It’s not the star’s only spiritual message as of late; I’ll leave you with what he posted to Twitter last week.
Make of it what you will:
This is one of the most powerful gifts to our human race,it’s as powerful as it gets here on earth,thank you God. Only love HH pic.twitter.com/nTwY5vy2tx
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 2, 2020
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