Kirk Cameron is committed to his family and to God as are many Christians. He thinks like many of us do. Kirk says things that you and I often say. Kirk is also like the rest of us, he is a sinner saved by grace. But there are things that are different. Many more people hear what he says than what you and I say. There is another difference. Most people and the media do not know who you and I are. So what we say about the God we love and the Bible is not published across the internet and media headlines. But Kirk, that is a different story.
Kirk’s words, often the same words that you and I might think, are reported as hate speech. He is openly mocked, ridiculed and even hated for believing what committed Christians should believe. His words are frequently taken out of context so that often what is reported is not accurate. Kirk is not the only one to endure this treatment. There are other Christians, other public figures that are treated this way. But I am blessed to know Kirk, so for me it is personal. And I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to do two things.
First, pray for Kirk and those like him who remain faithful even in the middle of the media blitz and misinformation. Be thankful for their sacrifice and willingness to speak the truth when it is not pleasant to do so.
Second, follow his example, and speak clearly to those you come in contact with about who God is and what the Bible teaches. In many ways folks like Kirk are doing the job that our churches should be doing, the job you and I should be doing. We don’t need to be on TV to make an impact for Christ. Pray that God would give us the courage to make the most of the opportunities given to us to speak God’s truth in love.
I encourage you to be thankful for those like Kirk who are in the public eye. Pray for them. Join me in thanking Kirk for standing for the things we hold dear. Let him know he is not alone.
Kirk, thank you!
4 thoughts on “A word of thanks to Kirk Cameron”
God bless you, Kirk. I will keep you and yours in my prayers. Thank you for writing this, Mr. Younts. Will pass it on.
It is a great encouragement to be supported by brothers and sisters in Christ as we work together for the Lord. I appreciate your sentiment and that you took the time to acknowledge Kirk and his family in their public testimony and I’m sure he does too. God bless you as well Jay!
I get a little feisty when one person takes my words and rearranges them for convenient artillery. I cannot imagine what it would feel like to be Kirk Cameron and have this great big secular world pelting me with their hate snowballs. But I hope he remembers how much greater his reward will be, because even an unbeliever would have to see his courage to stick to his principles and beliefs under the decades long hailstorm. Why else would he do it? What else does he have to gain by enduring the ridicule? Because he knows God is real – he’s felt His Spirit and stays focused on his race. Thank you Kirk for being braver than me!
The other day I was watching “Unstoppable” on Netflix and thought about the path he chose, -away from conventional Hollywood and filmmaking, for the “road less traveled” by actors and actresses today, and just really have a great admiration and respect for him. I grew up watching “Growing Pains” and understand that he was saved at some point during those years? To see someone chose a path for Him is awesome. I pray that Kirk will continue to be blessed while he uses his public platform and gifts to further God’s kingdom! Thank you.