Tragedy in Tucson

10 01 2011

On January 1, I posted something I heard from the Lord. It was a warning to believers to respect one another and to “Watch Your Mouth” this year. Let us apply that word to what happened in Arizona.

The senseless murders and wounding of 20 citizens was done by an unbeliever. He was indeed demonic, in the evil spirit of the enemy of our souls, who in Jesus’ words came only to steal, and to kill, and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Having three daughters and two granddaughters, my heart broke to hear of the murder of the nine year old girl. Yet, later her mother stated that she was sure the little girl was in heaven with her grandmother whom she lost only last year. What can possibly comfort and console a normal person who loses her mother and daughter in such a short space of time? It is only Jesus, the one Who is our resurrection and life.

Believers see the tragic events of life and death in context. We love and serve the God Yehovah, the One Who created life and will raise the dead to life eternal. It is His unchangeable immutable character, revealed through His Son Jesus, that is our Rock, our faith. He is the Father Who gave up His Son to the most horrible death that we might live. Brothers and sisters, let us keep our perspective in these troubled times.

Remember the nature of our God revealed in this great verse from Ezekiel: For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live! (Ezekiel 18:32).

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