We live in an uncertain world. What happened on Friday was one of the worst, most tragic days in our country’s history. There are so many things I want to say…there are many things that if I said them now…they may not be well received. Many cry out…why? Many want answers…….
I will save much of what I want to say for another time…another moment….
With this uncertain world that we live in today…I have found myself over this past weekend reflecting on what I am certain of………
First and foremost, I am certain of God’s everlasting, never failing love for me and for humanity.
I am certain that if I was to die today, I’d spend eternity with Jesus.
I am certain of the love that I have for my little boy.
I am certain of the love that I have for my husband.
I am certain of the love I have for my family and close friends.
I am certain that what happened on Friday was NOT the will of God.
I am certain that we live in a fallen world.
I am certain that there is an ultimate good in this world and at the same time ultimate evil.
This evil’s only desire is to steal, kill and destroy but God comes to give life and give it abundantly.
Though it has become trendy to say “God moves in mysterious ways,” this is not scriptural and no where in the word of God can this common phrase be found. Though we might not understand the “why” the blame should not and cannot be put on God but on the evil that has defied God since the beginning of time.
I am certain that God is a gentleman. He will come and goes as we ask him to.
I am certain that the absence of God is hell, and with God’s absence there is the absence of: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, long suffering, faithfulness and temperance.
I am certain that those 20 innocent children tragically lost on Friday are in heaven with our Creator.
I am certain that God looks deep into our hearts and knows and truly sees us more than anyone else on this earth.
I am certain that there are answers to every question we have. Those answers can be found in time spent alone with God, watching the sun melt into the horizon, in our child’s uninhibited laughter, in prayer, and in reading the holy spirit inspired scripture-I have found more answers here-than any other place.
I am most certain that this world desperately needs Jesus.
Every one of us at some point these past few days, has to have paused and thought what is going on…and why?
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.Psalm 34:4