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,I seriously think anyone of us is capable of committing terrible atrocities.
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick, who can understand it?" Jeremiah 17:9
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.