Why the Tragedy?

On Friday, December 16th, 2012, in Connecticut, 20 children and 6 adults were killed by a lone gunmen.  There are going to be many reports and many jumping on the bandwagon to make their attacks on guns, or on school security or on law enforcement or possibly even video games.

While all of these things play a part in the problem – there will never be a solution for it as long as sin runs rampant.

As long as children do not have to honor and respect parents;

As long as parents cannot discipline;

As long as teachers cannot discipline;

As long as correction can only be positive;

As long as people make excuses;

As long as the latest disability can be blamed;

As long as personal accountability is not demanded;

As long as God is kicked out of the schools, government, and even (if the world had their way) out of society totally.

When you try to explain why the murderer did it; or why God allowed it; no worldly wisdom can cover it; but I can read over to you the passage from the Bible where Christ addresses such tragedies:

Luke 13:1-5 1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

God’s will in the face of any tragedy is to repent and draw to Him.  Trust Him as your Saviour if you are not saved – and trust Him more if you are saved.

Friends, we need to be vigilant and faithful to our God; fervent for righteousness; look to help rather than ignore.  And know that God has a purpose in all of this.  Everyone of us at these terrible times need to repent and turn to God.