The One Who Saves
Would more gun control have stopped what appears to be a mentally disturbed young man from murdering his mother and 26 children and adults?
Was Cain mentally ill when he used a rock to kill his brother Abel?
How about the man who just terrorized 22 people in Chinese schools with a knife? The Muslim terrorists in Chechnya who held over 100 tiny lives in their power with bombs and suicidal dreams of honoring Allah?
Does anyone believe another law will protect the innocent? Hate is a demonic force that lies within the human heart. It drives one to the irrational use of any object to kill. Wrath comes from one’s willful desires being blocked by another who thwarts those desires. No politician on Earth can cure that.
Insanity may exist here, but what passes for “mental health” is also suspect. Suicide was rare in America until a humanistic/progressive education introduced “Death Education,” taught at Columbine. Suicide is now considered an honorable way out of one’s problems. That is the polar opposite to the Judeo/ Christian faith that cherishes all life as God-given, sacred.
How do we make sense of the senseless? The violence against innocents rips our hearts during this normally joyful holy season of Christmas.
I learned in a period of grief one Christmas that that is why God sent his son: to bring love, hope and comfort to the sick, dying and lost, to offer forgiveness and, yes, sanity in an insane world. Why would anyone refuse such a gift?
May we return to the only one who saves, Christ Jesus.
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