Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Steve Irwin and Eph 5:16

As most of you know, Steve "the Crocodile Hunter" Irwin is one of my heroes. He's not in the same class as some of the Godly men and women past and present I look up to like Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Polycarp, Calvin...etc. But I consider Steve Irwin a minor hero for one reason, his passion for life. If he could live every moment of his life being passionate and infecting other people with his passion for the animal kingdom, how much more so should I live passionately for the King of Kings!
In a recent interview, his widow, Terri Irwin shares personally about what it was like to be married to Steve Irwin. The highlight is when she talks about Irwin's philosophy of life, “He had this strange feeling, especially after losing his mother in a car accident. He said ‘I just have a feeling it’s going to be something like that, something sudden.’

“It was bizarre,” she continued. “He wasn’t sad, or awful about it. He took it on that ‘Come on, come on, come on! We’ve got to get this done. I don’t know how long I’m going to be here. Let’s make it happen!’”

Irwin's approach to life reflected, (probably unintentionally on his part) the truth in Ephesians 5:15-16
"Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
making the most of your time, because the days are evil."

Does your life reflect this truth? And if it does is the object for which you passionately live deserve that kind of life-consuming passion? Directing this kind of passion to anything or anybody less than the Creator of the universe and Savior of your soul amounts to idolatry. Directing anything less than this kind of consuming passion to our beautiful and glorious God ends in idolatry as well.

Let's make it happen!

p.s. another highlight of the article is when Terri Irwin states that Steve was "hot in the cot" Crikey!


SEZ said...

I LOVE Steve Irwin for exactly that reason... his passion for life that was so evident. There was something compelling about that which made me care about something I would have otherwise completely ignored (aka crocs).


jrf said...

here's the real test of your Croc Hunter fanaticism

Did you see Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course! IN THE THEATER?

Anonymous said...

ohn, Found it interesting how the Lord used the same theme for both of
> us at the same time (what i preached in Chapel). I guess great minds
> think alike or else we have the same Father. Ha. God bless you son. Dad