I was saddened to see that a Christian friend was very upset about police action shootings and resultant conversations that she spoke out in anger with expletives on social media toward the offenders. I wasn’t saddened at the outburst; we are all alarmed at the unraveling of events. It made me sad to see the extent of our grief and anger.
- Jesus foretold that there would be wars and rumors of wars; see that you be not troubled [Mt 24:6]
- Jesus also said “Offenses must come” [Mt. 18:7] and we may not be able to predict where they might come from.
This message need not be overly preachy. We are not citizens of this world, we need not fall prey to the age-old tactics of the enemy to make us think that God has deserted us. Take a deep breath and a step back. Today’s news cycle will pass. There is nothing new under the sun and Christ is seated at the right hand and we are seated in heavenly places.