I’ve been debating all day what to write about. Something kind of cool happened to me a few days ago that, while insignificant in the long run of things, challenged something I’ve believed to be true about myself for my entire life. But then I woke up to news of a horrific shooting. I took a nap this afternoon, and woke up to unrelated news of the passing of another classic rock icon, although at this writing, a few hours later, some news outlets say that the announcement was premature and that he is clinging to life. Either way, it doesn’t look good.
I’m going to keep those thoughts to one paragraph. The world is a horrible place. Satan is real, and the human race is fallen and evil. We can, and should, be trying to make the world a better place, but we also have to accept the fact that this work will not be finished until Jesus comes back. And major political policy decisions should not be made based on emotion and knee-jerk reactions, as many always try to do after a tragedy like this. My prayers are with the families and loved ones of those killed and injured at the concert near* Las Vegas. And to those of you who are responding that you don’t want my prayers, that’s fine. I’m praying for you, and the sovereign God is listening, regardless of your response. I don’t understand why he allows these things to happen. I don’t think anyone could understand. But his work is not finished yet. Satan still has a firm grip on this world, and no matter of political policy can change that.
I was going to tell my other story too, but I think I’ll just leave it here for now and save that for next week.
(*The Las Vegas Strip area is outside the actual city limits.)