I, like thousands of Americans, am deeply grieved about the university tragedy yesterday. I am angry. The blood shed of innocent life is unconscionable.
I am moved with compassion as well. God did not create the human frame to endure the results of sin. Some sins cause such inner or generational suffering that they put the hurting over the edge… and the outcome is tragic.
I am praying for the all those influenced by this tragedy that God will comfort… that Americans will turn their hearts above and not to “human answers.” The standard suggested cures will not work: better gun control, psychiatry, counseling, medicine, etc…
Although all of these may be good and helpful on their own, they do not hold the remedy for tragedies such as these. We need an anchor of hope that transcends the dark of life that assails us.
It seems too trite and obvious to say “Jesus is the answer.” But He is. Sin brought evil into the world; and therefore, the world is in desperate pain.
The good news is that anyone can be cleansed of sin and given the tools to rise the desperation that causes such tragedy.
“Come let us reason together, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow.” Isaiah 1:6
“If we confess our sins, he is faith and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
In times like these, there is hope. There is an anchor for the soul.
Although I am quite distanced from this horrific event, I am deeply pained and touched by it. But today, I am grateful to be anchored in that hope.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul.” Hebrews 6:19