First of all my heart goes out to Kevin Samuels’s grieving family. It’s a sad thing to lose a loved one and I can’t imagine how they must be feeling at the moment. Apparently, the news is that he died while spending time with a woman he met the previous night believed to be an escort. Not relevant to his death except for it literally being the last way you want to leave Earth to meet your maker. Let’s all pray Kevin made peace with God before passing.
I was never a follower of his. I was not for or against the things he said per se because I simply didn’t watch enough of his videos to gauge where he was coming from. However, I understood that he was a controversial YouTuber who had strong views on dating especially in the black community. The few video snippets I saw gave me a clue as to what sort of content he created, and I knew they weren’t for me. I’m all for giving advice to people but in a constructive way that helps to build them up. I won’t say much about his content because frankly, I only watched a few short clips here and there.
His death didn’t come as a huge surprise to me because people die every day. That’s a fact of life. What was shocking was social media celebrating his death. That’s a total no-no. You never celebrate a person’s passing. The Bible says to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. On a side note, all the women of colour celebrating his death and saying a glitch got deleted got me thinking. What if God is a Black Woman and Kevin insulted powers beyond his comprehension? Shrugs.
All jokes aside I want to get to the main aim of this post. Regardless of how he chose to live his life and his personal beliefs what his sudden death should highlight to us is that no one knows the hour the Lord might choose to call one home. Death is one of those things that can come knocking literally at any time. You could be a young, fit, and happy person and still get that knock on your door. We must always have that at the back of our minds. Not so we can walk around with a gloomy cloud over our heads, but so we can make sure we are always right with our creator in case he decides to call us home.
It doesn’t matter how much you accumulate here on Earth, when the creator says your time is up, it is up. God remains undefeated when it comes to this. We can’t continue to live life without having in the back of our minds that our time in this physical realm will expire someday and we will have to move on to the spirit realm with our report card in hand to show if we qualified for entry into the afterlife. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27 it is appointed for man to die once and after that face judgment. Whatever we do here on earth, we will give an account of it to God.
My advice to anyone that cares to listen is this, don’t spend your life storing up riches in the physical realm just to be bankrupt in the spiritual realm. Nothing you have accumulated on Earth will cross over with you. Not even the clothes you had on last. I’m all for working hard and enjoying the fruits of your labour down here on Earth but always remember to store up brownie points in the spirit by following the commandments of God and doing good. It’s like a child taking home an assignment for summer vacation and coming back to school after summer to stare blankly at his teacher when asked where his assignment is. We are all here on earth on assignment and we will give an account of what we did with our time when we stand before God.
God: “Son, I sent you to Earth to test the worth of your soul. Why does your report card say F?”
Man with a charming smile: “Well you see, I was going to be a good man and do good and all, but my crew don’t value good behaviour. You know how it is.”
God: “Stand to my left, we’ll square up once the rest of your crew joins us.”
Take care of your spirit and your soul just as you do your body so when you meet your maker you don’t have just your charming smile as backup.
To those celebrating Kevin Samuels’ death please stop. Regardless of whether you agreed with him or not, a man died, and a soul has crossed over to the other side. We should continue to pray for his family and wish him eternal rest with God.
“Take care of Your Soul”
I love it.
That’s always what matters the most.
Just an enlightening Write up
Oh dear! Rest on Kevin Samuels’. So sad !!!