Last night, I sat down to write my Monday Message. It wasn't a horrible one, but it didn't sit right with me. We had just come off a busy weekend, and my message directly related to my own emotions at the time.
Then, this morning, I awoke to a different world. From the world of birthday parties and growing, happy children, to a world of death and pain and sorrow. More than 50 people have been killed in Las Vegas, in what is now known as the largest mass murder in our country. This absolutely breaks my heart. My 5 year old son, catching glimpses of the news, had questions I didn't know how to address immediately. I was in shock.
There are many who choose to be angry with a God who would allow things like this to happen. I know, I have shaken my fist at Him for much less. It is easy to respond in that way. We need someone to blame when random acts of violence occur at the hands of a very sick individual.
For me, this is exactly why I have hope in Him. Our God is not a dictator. He did not create us to control us. He has given us each free will, which, unfortunately, gives human beings a capacity for evil that cannot always be explained or understood in this realm.
I have to believe there is more! There is more than the sorrow, pain, and heartache of this world. There is more than the evil some people have chosen. If this world is all we're living for, how much sadder this world would be! God's Word promises that it is not; that there is more!
God promises that there is so much more for us. God does not control the actions of each and every one of us, but I believe He does grieve with us. I believe His heart breaks when one of His children so severely turns his back on Him; rejects the love of Christ, and acts in hate.
Our sincerest prayers are lifted up for all those affected by this senseless act of evil in Las Vegas.
As a wife, mom of 4, and business owner, finding time to spend in the Word, can be difficult, so I get it! Come join me each Monday for a simple message of hope, faith, and encouragement amidst some honest mommy moments.
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