Interest in the “Why?”

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Was it a lack of love that turned a man’s heart so cold that he would slaughter innocent people at a Country Music concert in Las Vegas?  Is it that simple?

Should we blame the gun manufacturers for inventing these instruments of death, even though the originators had no knowledge of how these weapons would be used when placed in the hands of a loveless homicidal maniac?

Or how about the individuals who sold the man these rifles, should they be held responsible for the irresponsible and horrific actions of this one man?

On a different note, what would possess Haley-Geftman-Gold to post on social media that she wasn’t sympathetic because “country music fans often are Republican gun-toters“…???

Worse still, while Mrs. Clinton even now shows her true colors by speaking in ignorance about something she doesn’t understand, why does tragedy so often provoke politically motivated responses which neither solve the problem or address the real issue?

It just seems a daily ritual now to wake up to a another news story of tragedy, chaos, threat, murder, terrorism, war, or natural disaster… and I wonder if the ONE on high is not trying to get our attention.

I don’t agree with John Lennon and Paul McCartney that “All You Need Is Love.” Actually it takes quite a bit more than just love to change the world.  In 1967 the song was selected by Our World  for its “contemporary social significance.”  But think about what is being said, because in the 50 years since this song’s release the world is not a better place is it?

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy

Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy

Nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

While the media and investigators surrounding the tragedy in Las Vegas search for the answer to the most pressing question “Why?”; we will probably never know precisely, because the only one who can definitively answer this question is dead.  Speculation abounds, and the “talking heads” of the media love their next 15 seconds of fame.

However, that’s not good enough, because we the people seem to always want to know the “why?” so in essence, we’re feeding the frenzy.

Actually the answer is ancient, but clear, and still applicable today.

Romans 1:18-25

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

America, World at large… we’ve lost our way.  I didn’t include it here, but I challenge you now as a reader, to go read the rest of the first chapter of Romans.  See for yourself if the imagery there does not match what is going on in our country and around the world today.  Just a quick read, that’s all I ask.

This world needs Jesus.  He is the only answer to our problems.  Trust in Him today to show you the way to live in a bent and demented world.



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