I Miss Robin Williams

August 13, 2014

WOW…I’m gonna tell you I will miss Robin Williams. I grew up with him. Not literally, but I remember watching him for the first time on “Happy Days” and laughing my head off. From there was his own sitcom, “Mork and Mindy”. It was a stupid plot line, but Robin made the show a hit. I think I’ve seen every movie he ever made. One of my favorites was “Dead Poets Society” and the list goes on.

However, through all the joy and laughter he brought me, my heart is saddened by his death as it is when any person takes their own life. Suicide is final. No more “I’m Sorry” or “Thank You”. There are no “take backs” with death. I’ll agree that we all have our “demons” we have to deal with on a daily basis, some a lot worse than others, but I’m here to tell you, there is a different way out.

It goes beyond medication and counseling. God is ALWAYS there with outstretched arms, welcoming you out of the rage and despair you might be going through. There are those that scoff at the idea that God can overcome ANY circumstance. I tell you now He can and does every day. Whatever led Robin Williams to do what he did, I know our God is greater. As I watch every news show talk about him and praise him for his works and read every tweet and post idolizing him, it almost makes me cringe to think that others going through the same issues may see his suicide as romanticized. As I see our president take more time praising him than he has for those that have sacrificed their lives defending our country or our patriots that were murdered in Benghazi makes me realize we have our priorities out of whack.

Robin Williams was a talented and educated man that brought joy and laughter into a lot of lives and we will all miss him, but he was just a man. I was asked yesterday by a good friend if I thought Robin Williams is in heaven. Mr. Williams was a giving and good man for his humanitarian efforts, but the real question is, did he know Jesus? I don’t know, but I do know one thing, he is in eternity now. He, like the rest of us, will stand before God and answer for our lives on earth. Once we take our last breath on this earth, there are no “Take Backs”.