How did we get here? How did we create a world where anyone would kill little children this way? How did we create a world where mass murder could happen when you go grocery shopping? I read where the mother of the 21 year old who killed 22 people at the Wal Mart in El Paso called the police on her son because she was concerned that he was too young, too inexperienced and too immature to own an assault rifle yet nothing was done because he bought it legally. How did we get here?
The world has always been a troubled place since the fall of man. Some would argue that this kind of violence has always been present in humanity and what is going on now is just today’s version. I would offer that our world is losing its moral compass but it isn’t too late. The world is hungry for God, and searching for spiritual purpose in suffering.
We must help our children know that God is able to help us navigate our way through this fallen world to find meaning and purpose in life. I’m so glad Phoenix went to Vacation Bible School this week where the theme was “God is good”. He came home singing little songs about “When you’re sad, God is good” and “When you are afraid, God is good”. He learned that God’s love and God’s power are always there to help no matter what happens. We must teach our children they can pray privately anytime they need God to help them in school because today going to school is dangerous, but God is still good.
Rev. Walker is the pastor of Emanuel Reformed Church www.emanuelreformedchurch.com and she can be reached at 829-962-8196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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