It seems like there’s some new horrific event every week or so lately. Maybe there always has been-- and it’s just that our world is so connected via technology lately that we find out right away whenever anything bad happens. The latest event to get my attention is the killing of 9 innocent people in a church in South Carolina last night by a lone gunman, who seems to be a psychotic, hate-filled racist. There are many other things I would like to call him, but am forced to remember that nobody is beyond the reach and love of God if they repent and seek Him. There are some people that would be so easy to hate.
My heart goes out to the family members of those worshipers who were killed by this guy. My prayers are for them and for those connected to the incident in any way. My fervent prayer is that the situation doesn’t turn into a hate-fueled spree of violence in response to the act of a lone nut case. Don’t think demons are active in this world? I sure do. Let’s also pray that people like the “Reverend” Al Sharpton don’t get involved and try to stir up some sort of wild emotional rampage, so that they can get their name in the news again.
Our country is a mess right now’. Wherever humanity is involved, there will surely be issues-- but lately, it seems that every time you turn around, something else happens. Things that should not matter much seem to matter way too much, while situations that should demand our attention go practically unnoticed.
Please pray for America that we, as a nation, turn back to God before it is too late.