A TERRIBLE CHRISTMAS IN NEWTOWN CONNECTICUT
It is Christmas time and the world is supposed to be full of joy and peace. Instead, we have the worst kind of nightmare in Newtown Connecticut. Twenty-eight people, twenty of them children, were killed by a mentally deranged gunman. Every parent is struck with fear. We grab our children and become more paranoid. What is out there? Who will be next? In our collective ear, we can hear the mourning of those broken parents, those friends and spouses and relatives who lost loved ones. All of us should stop and pray for all of those involved.
Already the blame game has started. It is the fault of gun owners. Conservatives are at fault. I saw one comment that it was the founding father’s fault because they “owned slaves, oppressed women and were short on tolerance.”
Publically, officials, and the press will put the blame anywhere but the right place. This kind of evil, and it is dark evil, can only come to a people who have abandoned God and his moral law. Of course, we are so far gone that many will scoff at this. Governor Mike Huckabee said as much this evening on Fox news and the twitter world lit up in response with comments so graphic, so slanderous, so, vile that they could not be repeated in any decent publication.
Yet the fact remains, the further we have moved from God’s moral law, the worse our society has become. I was watching the movie, White Christmas this evening. It is astonishing to compare the music, the style, the politeness, the clothing, the culture of that day to ours. My how far we have fallen. But the powers that rule will not call it sin and they will not recognize evil and they will not repent for leading our nation away from God.