The Chattanooga Times Free Press ran a good editorial about Bruce Jenner by Tony Walliser, who has served 15 years as senior pastor at Silverdale Baptist Church.
Here is an excerpt:
I’m afraid that, after all the publicity and accolades go away, Caitlyn Jenner is still going to be restless in her soul. There are many heart-wrenching stories of people who underwent gender reassignment surgery and later regretted it and tried to change back. Sweden’s Karolinska Institute found the suicide rate is 20 times higher following the surgery compared to the nontransgender population.
The truth is, we all have a God-sized void in our soul that we try to fill with all the wrong things. As St. Augustine wrote, “You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” Jesus said the answer to our broken soul is to be “born again” (John 3:3). This is not just adopting some religious beliefs but an actual transformation of our soul by the Holy Spirit. Religious head knowledge is not enough. We need a heart reassignment through a relationship with Jesus Christ. And ultimately, that is the kind of change we are all looking for and need.
FOR THE REST OF THE EDITORIAL: Voices of Faith: Bruce Jenner knew a change was needed | Times Free Press.
(My commentary: Bruce Jenner needs Jesus, just as much as I need Jesus. The Lord is the only answer to finding peace in your soul. There is a God-sized hole in everyone’s heart that only He can fill. I pray that Bruce finds the Lord and finds healing. He is a precious creation of the Lord’s.)