Friday, July 20, 2012
Like I did, most of you probably went to bed last night with enough on your mind, but then to wake up and hear the tragic news of the mass shooting in Colorado just breaks our hearts. I can't comprehend what would motivate a person to do such a thing except that Satan is alive and well in our country and he seems to be gaining momentum. It makes me ache to just be with Jesus in Heaven where we won't have anymore heartbreak and no more sorrow. But we are still here and we still have the answer to these problems. The Bible tells us to expect this kind of thing as the end gets closer and closer and that we should be prepared. We are told that life is a wisp of smoke and can vanish in an instant (James 4:14) and that all creation is groaning and anxious to have things made right (Rom. 8:22). But while we are still here we are also told to share the answer to life's problems (Matt. 28:19). And we are told that we have God's own power when we go and tell (Acts 1:8). The Answer to what happened in Colorado this morning is not more gun control. The Answer will not come from Washington D.C. no matter who is in the White House or Congress. The Answer is not going to come from more police or better surveillence. The Answer lives inside of us as Christians and we have the power to make changes while we are still here. You are not too old or too young. You don't have to know all the right Bible verses. You don't have to preach or be perfect or be famous. In fact, you have no valid excuse. What is keeping you from changing this world by sharing the Answer with somebody today? Will you just say the name "Jesus" to somebody today?