The Vapor of Life

I’m angry and sad. If you watch or read much news you’re probably aware of the shootings in Oregon and Connecticut. I don’t give a lot of attention to the news, but from what I understand there were three people shot and killed in a mall in Oregon and 26 people at an elementary school in Connecticut. Go read about it if you want details. Two separate shootings one day apart 11 days before Jesus’ birthday. I was reading an article about the Connecticut shooting that someone had commented on saying “God bless these families”, someone else responded saying, “Your God has to be held responsible”. I’m not particularly in the mood for a theological argument. Young children that are my sisters age were just murdered. It breaks my heart, and I’m sure it breaks your heart. Do you think it doesn’t break God’s heart? He knows the pain of watching His own child being murdered. God doesn’t want to fight with you or argue with you, if He did you’d probably be dead. God’s love for those people exceeds yours. He knows them more intimately than any of us. I honestly don’t know why things happened the way they did. Neither do you. I’m trusting that God does. I know that I don’t have the right, the ability, the credibility, the confidence, to challenge God on the way He does things. Jesus wept when His friend died, I will follow in that example. Jesus had no fear about death, I will follow in that example. Jesus trusted that his Father knew what He was doing through darkness, I will follow in that example. Christmas is the celebration of God fulfilling His promise of a messiah for His people. He came through on that huge promise. I’ll trust that He will come through on the rest of them. Our minds are so finite. God is eternal, no wonder we can’t always understand Him. I believe God wants us to have life for eternity with Him, not just enjoy this temporary one. Just because your heart is beating doesn’t mean your alive.  “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” – Genesis 50:20

Worship God. Hug your family. Make eternal use of your finite life.