Saturday, July 21, 2012

No upbeat post tonight....

I'm tired of seeing the face of that mass murderer everywhere - on TV, the internet, etc., etc.

Well, I've turned off the TV... and am not looking at news sites on the internet anymore.

I can't stand to see his face.
And they keep showing it.

He is in custody.
No one needs to see his face. Or hear his name.

He so doesn't need to become a 'celebrity'... which might encourage other evil and/or insane folks to seek recognition by emulating him.

So I'm not being perky tonight.

I'm mad that there is evil in this world...
And that no one in this world is safe from any horror.

That used to bother me so much that I found myself almost a closet atheist.
A good God, well I just couldn't see how that could be.

But I do now, but still struggle understanding.

I could preach a sermon, but it would be long, and well, here's a good verse....

John 16:33 "In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." (I don't think 'take courage' means I have to be happy.)
Here's another verse,
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick, who can understand it?" Jeremiah 17:9
 I seriously think anyone of us is capable of committing terrible atrocities.
So it sounds kind of pat, and Pollyanna, to tell you we have a Savior in this evil world?
But I believe it.
But where was God in Aurora, Colorado?
I believe he was there ... in that theater... and he's here ... and he's wanting us to pray for the victims... and ... not try and understand what we can't understand.

And I believe he can handle our anger... at him.
(That he lets evil be.)

He's still my God, and my Savior... and what a relief that he is.
What a profound relief.


Anonymous said...

That kind of evil does make us angry. How can it not? There are some places where we should be able to feel "safe"...theaters, school, CHURCH, our own home. We realize that "evil" can show its face at any any place!
It's not fair and it's so very frightening.

But don't turn away from those other stories...the faces of LOVE.
People gave their lives for loved ones. That's incredible to me. People will continue to come together in ways we don't often see. When you quit listening - when you aren't willing to look...that's when you miss God's hand. There was one face of evil....but so many more faces of LOVE!

I don't know about you...but in times like this...I not only want to see - I want to grab on tightly to God's hand!!!

Deanna said...

This lady says is wonderfully:

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