A single internet search for “Lindsay Lohan” yields dozens of articles that reveal this girl is in trouble. From the headlines, it appears that the only thing bringing her attention is her foolish behavior. She gets into bar fights. She was cast for a film but had trouble keeping the gig because of her childish behavior. The paparazzi follow her around, not because she’s a celebrity with work, but because she’s tabloid material to them. People are just watching and waiting for her to mess up again; she’s become a joke in today’s society.
One article made this observation about the state of Lohan’s life:
You can read the entire article here. Even this person can recognize that there is something that needs to be fixed in Lindsay’s life — but they’re missing the source. It’s not because of her father (as her mother claims) or her mother (as her father claims). Whether or not the majority of people reading these articles actually recognize Lindsay’s behavior as sinful, that’s what it is and it’s destroying her life. Lindsay may indeed be sick and have issues we will never really know about, but her greatest problem is a sinful, unrepentant heart that needs the grace of God.
I can’t tell you how many people have said to me over the past few months, “I really wish she would just go away and get help.” Whatever it is. We don’t know what her problems are. Those are very personal issues she’s dealing with. And whatever that is, even on just a human level, whether you’re a fan or a journalist or you’re just an impartial observer, you have to want someone to get healthy and take care of themselves.
Secular culture doesn’t really see it that way, so it makes sense that they are waiting for her to act like a fool. They may at times respond with genuine concern (see the article above), but more often than not, they seek to mock her life and showcase her as foolish. When a Christian sees a Lindsay Lohan headline, a right response would be to mourn and pray for this soul who needs a Savior. After all, we know this need to have been true of our own lives, as well.
The greatest need of fallen humanity was met in Jesus Christ when he died on the cross to rescue it from sin and depravity. This is for us, and it’s true for Lindsay Lohan. Let us pray for her and trust the power of the gospel to change even this life.