This morning, I grabbed my cup of coffee and headed downstairs to my Mom's pad. As in Mother-In-Law apartment. She had the day off from work and I ventured down for a chat and visit. As I curled into a corner of the couch, I looked toward the television, which is usually on anyway. My mom asks incredulously, "Have you heard the news?" The answer is no, as I barely ever watch it. My potential for getting sucked into moment by moment ground breaking news is overwhelmingly strong. I steer clear. But on this morning, we sit and stare at the screen as the reports come in on CNN describing the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre.
Once more, evil seems to take lives needlessly.
To what end?
We cannot understand all that transpired.
We cannot be consumed by the reality of evil.
In times such as these we lean hard on faith and cleave ever closer to our King.
Coincidentally, as I sat down to write this post touching on the tragic events of this day, I received an e-mail from my friends at Blogging For Books sharing a wonderful word from Randy Alcorn's
book, If God Is Good.
I pray it blesses you today.
Ironically this morning before my time with my mom, I had met with my Lord.
The focus of my praise and prayers this morning was on the His goodness.
Is God good all the time?
In face of evil and injustice our faith is stretched.
Sometimes, it feels shattered.
Yet, God remains faithful to His character.
To His name.
We rely on Him to be Good, as sure is evil is evil, God must remain good.
He is an unchanging God.
Let's pray for those families, friends, officers and others involved in the details of what has happened and what is to come in the days ahead.
May God glorify Himself, bring healing, justice and mercy to those touched.
In the end we are all touched by such tragedies.
In His Grace with you today, Friends...