Our nation is once again grieving in shock over a mass shooting. This time 59 died and 527 were wounded. It was a pure act of evil. Satan is dancing at the death and destruction he wrought through a willing man. God is grieving as we all are. He has provided the answer for this evil. For all evil. An answer so obvious most miss it.
The Answer is too simple. Too straight forward. It is rejected. Repeatedly. Yet, government laws haven’t stopped mass murders. Increased police presence hasn’t stopped mass murders. Preaching tolerance in our schools hasn’t stopped mass murders. Yet, we call for more. More security. More police. More laws. More education.
All the while avoiding the obvious: We are innately evil. We need help from God above to be made righteous. To become pure.
How long will we wallow in this sea of death before we wake up and gaze toward heaven and receive God’s help? The evidence of our need for help is everywhere.
The number one movie in America over the past month has grossed nearly $300 million in ticket sales. This movie is rated R in the genre of horror. Within this movie, one finds (according to reviewers):
This is entertainment.
This is what we watch for fun.
To relax and unwind.
It is the enjoyment of our life.
Violence. Death. Mutilation. Blood. Gore. We watch it. We pay to own it. We play it as a game. We show it to our kids. And laugh. That was a good movie.
But then the movie becomes reality. A man possessed by evil simply unloads thousands of bullets on a crowd of music concert goers. He pours blood everywhere. He might have even smiled while doing it. People scream in terror. The smell of death is everywhere. Horror reigns. And we are shocked as the movie comes to life.
We are surely conflicted. And we are dying because of it.
God teaches us …
How long until we turn to God and receive His help? How long before we receive and believe in the name of Jesus Christ? The One who can change our heart? Our mind? Our soul?
How long America? How long will it take before we recognize we need God to create in us a pure heart?
Pastor Terry, his wife and family came to Suedberg in 2003. There have great times, good times, and well, not so good times. But through it all God has been good. This blog will share the goodness of God as seen in the midst of the great, the good, and the not so good of our world.