>So, everyone is posting about Osama Bin Laden’s death today, and I’m a little slow the race. Granted, I was up at 4 this morning, and should have had plenty of time to post early. But, I’m always a bit behind on the news, and by the time I saw a report about his death, I had wrapped up my morning writing time.
Besides, what can I add or say that isn’t already being said?
Oh yeah, and I’m afraid to be controversial, I know, I know. Readers love controversy. But I don’t like to stir the pot. But after thinking and thinking, I do have a thought.
How is the sanctity of one life any different than that of another life? Would it have not been a far greater victory that the leader of a terrorist organization came to Christ and lead some of his followers to a righteous standing with God?
I don’t know God’s plan, but maybe, somewhere, in the heart of someone that could reach that man, God was preparing a way. Maybe God was readying a heart and a person to have the courage to speak to Osama about Christ’s love, mercy, forgiveness. Maybe his message would have changed from terror to transformation?
We will never know now, and my questions will remain unanswered. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised by the number of my friends that recognize that today America is celebrating a death.
No, I am not anti-American. I support our troops – especially knowing that they are following orders from higher ups. I just think our focus is skewed. It seems as though the focus of our prayers and thanks are not in line with what God is thinking or hoping for.
This righteousness is given through faith innJesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Guess I’ll finish that other controversial post I’ve been working on…it goes right along with this.
Please comment, share your thoughts. Where do you stand? Should we be celebrating this death as a victory?