Once again in the middle of living everyday life, the country has been paralyzed by another school shooting. The paralyzing stems from the fact many of us have children, grandchildren or are close to children who attend school somewhere; and we shutter to think of that scenario playing out with our kids as the target of some deranged youngster with a gun. As I sit and think about the families that have been effected by these senseless acts, I began to realize how commonplace this type of act is becoming in our society. What is happening to our children in this country? What is happening to the parents raising these children? What is happening inside the family unit that now we are producing young people who are committing suicide at rates previously unheard of? What happens in the life of a young person that infuses a desire in their hearts to take a gun to school and kill innocent classmates? Although America does not want to hear it, there is an answer. The answer is simply, God. First, the family took God out of the home. Then they took God out of the schools. And finally there is a noticeable attack on God to remove him from the minds of the country. We are witnessing the results of lives that are bankrupt of the goodness of God, and in desperation to find happiness and meaning in life, they now shout from top of their lungs, ”I have no reason to live.” How long will it take for those who are trying to find happiness in life to figure out happiness and satisfaction in life cannot be achieved outside of God? It’s in these sullen moments we contemplate the question, who are we becoming as a nation? The world is watching and recently a statement was made from someone in Europe that America is losing it. The America of old that stood up with great character. The America of old that was a example to the world, has relegated itself to become a laughing stock, as the world looks on in confusion, disgust and dismay. Pray for the hurting families. Blessings.
(continued next week)