Muhammad Ali. The sound of his name is known the world over.
He was arguably the greatest boxer who has ever lived. He is a very famous man. But the Scripture that always comes to mind when I think of such high-profile people is this:
“What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul” (Mark 8:36).
I pray that just one of the seeds of the gospel that had been sown into the soil of Ali’s heart by a faithful witness germinated and caused true conversion in his life, and that he called on the name of the Lord even in his dying hours.
All the accolades and wonderful things people are now saying about him as they prepare for his funeral are worth nothing. The major news channels are now carrying coverage of his life as many of the world’s leaders and famous figures and personalities laud Ali’s accomplishments.
I’ve already heard some things shared today of how great of a man he was—with one family member saying that there will never be one as great as Muhammad Ali ever again. It was grievous and nauseating to me as I listened and observed with deep sadness the futility of man. Without Christ in a man’s life, it is all vanity.
As I thought on the number of dead and dying every day, I wrote this ballad to express my grief and pain of those who leave this Earth without Christ. May it awaken each of us again to the awful reality of hell, and stir us to reach more of the living with the love of God and the message of the gospel.
The Sinner’s Ballad
Words from empty men, they are vain. To the righteous, full of truth, they can even cause pain.
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SOURCE: Charisma News – Bert Farias