Kate Spade and the most savage lie

Fashion designer, Kate Spade committed suicide on Wednesday.  

Sadly, it’s a story we know too well. Success. Money. She had it all. But couldn’t carry on.

As was the case with Robin Williams’ suicide, some might want to use Spade to build a case for Christianity.

“If you get everything your heart wants, you’ll still be empty without Jesus.”

True.

But this should never be our first response.

A Murderer

Our first response should be genuine sadness.

The Bible talks about a real enemy against God looking to devour human beings (1 Peter 5:8). Satan does this by lying.

He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44

I don’t know the details of why Kate Spade took her life. I don’t know the pain or the circumstances. But I know that she was a victim of the most savage lie.

The lie that there is no hope.

A Tragedy

So long as Jesus Christ reigns there is hope in him (1 Timothy 1:1).

God became a human being to give us hope. He became sin so we’d become righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21). He suffered so that soon we’d be healed (Isaiah 53:5).

So Kate Spade’s suicide isn’t a case for Christianity. It’s a tragedy.

And this same tragedy affects us all when we look for hope in where it can’t be found - when we forget that hope isn’t kept for us in our circumstances, but in heaven (1 Peter 1:4).

It may be that life really couldn’t be any worse. But the hope we have in Jesus really couldn’t be any better (Ephesians 1:3).