I learned of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado when I got to work this morning. I’m saddened for each and every person who lost their life or was wounded, for the grieving families and for all of the police and medical personnel who will be in direct contact with this ugly and painful situation. I am praying for them all.
All violence is sad and tragic. It is a cruel reminder that there is evil in the world and that we humans have a sin nature that can manifest itself in stunningly horrific ways. It is on days like this, when evil seems to have won that I am especially thankful to be a Christian. Today I am also reminded of the necessity of sharing the gospel before it is too late.
I’m thankful to know that God is in control, and that although he has allowed such a tragedy, he did not cause it. I am thankful to know that Jesus Christ can save us from our sins and our sinfulness. That he can give us a new nature. And I am most thankful to know that someday he will return and that such things will come to an end.
As Revelation 21:4 promises “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”