Some of you will not like what I was thinking, though.
See, another school shooting almost took place also on Friday. This one at a high school in Oklahoma, but the teenager (who'd planned to gather teens in the auditorium, chain the doors, start shooting, then set off bombs at the doors when the police arrived) was arrested early Friday morning, before 5 a.m.
Can you imagine if there had been two horrendous attacks in our Country on one day? Two such enormous tragedies? No, I can't either.
This is spinning out of control. And you know that one saying -- 'insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get different results'? Well, that's how I feel about the refusal to rewrite our gun laws. Our nation has changed--its people are not what they were decades ago, families do not live or believe as they once did--and I feel our 18th century gun laws must change to coincide with this new (sad) 21st century world.
Yes, parents need to step up and everybody needs to pay closer attention to everybody else's kids ... and on and on. And in some cases, those things work. But obviously, after the horror of yesterday in Connecticut, it's not nearly enough.
Remember these (shortened) verses?
"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves .... abusive, disobedient to their parents.... unholy, without love, unforgiving ... without self-control, brutal... treacherous, rash...
They are the kind who ..... are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth... They are men of depraved minds." 2 Timothy 3:1-8
At one Christian website, they linked this verse, below, to those when speaking of yesterday's school shooting tragedy:
"And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that: and there was given unto him a great sword. " ... Revelation 6:4
You'll get no argument from me about linking those verses together. And with these attacks happening weekly now, please don't ask me to blame chemical imbalances. We've moved too far beyond that... especially when, years ago, we shut the doors on God in our communities and thus opened other doors to demons.
Yes, I believe that. And I also believe portions of Revelation are happening now and will continue to unfold in the years to come. Only time will tell, of course... and in the meantime, I will keep running to God for the healing only He can give any of us who will seek Him with all our hearts.
He is truly our only hope.