Last night, on our way to Bible study, we took our regular route over the river to the north side of town. The trees dipped in the light of a falling sun. Silver rimmed clouds floated lazily in a multi-colored sky. I was just remarking to my husband how lovely the fall colors looked in the shimmering sunset, when we passed through a crime scene.
Several police vehicles along with vested officers were on hand with guns drawn. On the opposite side of the street, several people sat with their cell phones held high, photographing the event. It was almost as if they were lined up to witness a parade, but this was anything but a celebratory occasion.
There was no doubt that something serious was going. Ironically, this all occurred right across from a funeral home. My husband knew instantly that the smell of death had permeated his nostrils.
Later we learned that someone had died in that house, from gunshot wounds resulting from some kind of dispute. Another gun involved death occurred in our twin city of St. Paul last night.
Certainly this will be another opportunity for the supporters of gun control to get on their soap boxes. It was another photo op for those looking to blame the police. Unfortunately our once quiet city has grown and become a hotbed for criminal behavior.
Some will blame this on poverty, while others blame the weapon, but I truly believe that sin is at the root of all evil and until it’s addressed, we’ll continue to walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Sin is a politically incorrect word today, however it might be time to put it back into use. Let’s get real. The killer will kill no matter which weapon he chooses. Hearts need to be changed before the violence ends. We can’t continue to solve “problems” by ending lives.
Even though that’s the case, those who come to God with repentant hearts, will receive His perfect protection and be confident that they need not fear evil
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