An Open Letter To Justin Bieber

An Open Letter To Justin Bieber

An Open Letter To Justin Bieber

Dear Justin,

It’s crazy to watch so many news and media outlets tear apart your character, all due to your recent arrest for drunk driving. And while many might think it’s justifiable due to your actions, I have personally withheld myself from posting anything on my own social channels until his post.  Not because I think you’re innocent or blameless, but because you deserve forgiveness regardless of what you have done wrong. It’s what Jesus would have done.

Let’s be honest. Some of your actions have been pretty stupid and childish, but haven’t we all done some stupid stuff in life? I know I have. My past is filled with some serious darkness. One time in High School, I almost got arrested for drawing inappropriate images on a driveway with shaving cream. I thought it was funny, but the local cops and neighborhood watch didn’t agree with me.

Just because you’ve made some horrible decisions, doesn’t mean you’re outside the love of God. And while many people might think your actions contradict your claim of following Jesus, let’s not forget that all of us fall short on a daily basis. We all screw up. The only difference between you and these people who are judging you, is that their mistakes aren’t publicized for the world to see. You’re definitely living a more complicated life than most, and I commend you for that. I don’t know if I could personally handle it all.

I’m sorry people are being so rude, malicious, and vulgar towards you and your family. I can’t imagine how much pressure you face each day. I can’t imagine how much the paparazzi must hound your personal space. And I can’t imagine how much of your personal life has been taken away from you, all for the sake of publicity and fame.

Call me your Christ-following brother from another mother. I believe your heart still knows the love of God. I believe you’re an all-around good guy. And I will continue to believe in you even if the rest of the world stops. Feel free to hit me up any time you’d like. I got your back, and will continue to pray that God provides for you and your family.

Just because you’re Justin Bieber, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve forgiveness. CLICK TO TWEET

Don’t let the tabloids or news-headlines bring you down. Remember, the Apostle Paul killed Christians before becoming one, and Jesus still forgave him. You’re still loved by God, and you’re still forgiven for your mistakes. Embrace HIM.

Extending a hand of grace,

Jarrid Wilson


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  • erikatheencourager January 23, 2014 at 2:50 PM


  • vitor January 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    He is just a kid that don’t know how to live.

  • Mels January 23, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Jarrid, your letter to Justin is beautiful. I really hope he sees this. So many of us need to know that we are still worthy of God’s love, grace, and forgiveness, regardless of the things we have done. Thank you for this brother, because in a way you reminded me of a much needed truth.

  • Kaelyn January 23, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Thank you Jarrid for the simple reminder of forgiveness and that we should extend it to all!

  • Daniel January 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Thought I’d be the second to say, I forgive JB for all he’s done.

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