Rogers Nelson, known to his fans as Prince, was 57 years old when he died yesterday. CNN reported that, “An outpouring of grief followed as fans paid tribute to the singer who masterfully blended rock, R&B, jazz, funk and pop.”
While Prince Rogers Nelson had many adoring fans, I was not one of them. I just did not like the pieces of music he produced.
I do, however, like peace and what a real Prince has to offer. Isaiah called this person the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace.
Although Prince Rogers Nelson was honored because he sold over 100 million records worldwide, I prefer the Prince of Peace who was known for other reasons:
- Jesus healed a leper (Mark 1:40-45).
- Jesus healed the centurion’s servant (Matthew 8:5-13).
- Jesus opened the eyes of two blind men (Matthew 9:27-31).
- Jesus fed at least five thousand people (Matthew 14:15-21).
- Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-46).
I guess I have to agree with a statement found in Psalm 118:9: It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
The princes of this world have little to offer in comparison to the true Prince—the Prince of Peace. When you get to know Him, you will begin to experience, “the effect of righteousness” and it “will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” ~Isaiah 32:17