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This is one of the toughest things to write about but the tragic shooting last week echoes sadness all over the nation.
Such a horrendous act of violence will not be forgotten. So many ask the why? Friday night on the television show 20/20 a Jewish rabbi and a Catholic priest were both asked why this took place. They said they did not know. The answer is that evil is real and Satan is alive and well.
Sin is rampant today and the devil is on the move.
Our culture’s rejection of God allows these satanic forces to be unleashed. Where was God? He was in the same place where he was when his own precious son was beaten, lashed and nailed on a cross to die.
God is sovereign. When Job lost his children, home and health and his asked God why, God said in Job 38:4-6: “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone?”
Job’s response in chapter 42:2 was: “I know that you can do all things, no plan of yours can be thwarted.”
The God we worship and serve is actively involved in this world today as well as its history. We can look at disaster and realize that because the Messiah has come, and is coming back, there will come a day when there is no more pain and suffering for the righteous. Our nation must turn to God’s holy word.
God reigns supreme and his son King Jesus will return to bring peace and judgment. Those that do evil and those that deny God will be cast into hell and those that seek him will find comfort.
Rev 21:4: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Charles Spurgeon said, “I cannot bring myself to grieve for children, when I think of all the pain, sin, suffering and disappointment that they would have experienced here on this earth.”
We must take comfort in knowing that we are judged according to our actions. Since these precious children knew no sin, they are safe in the arms of the savior.