There has a been a death of what some people consider the most wicked of wicked men. Last night my husband recieved a text from a friend asking if we’d heard what happened. We don’t watch the news, so we were shocked to find out that Osama Bin Laden was killed. In this moment, many people rejoiced. I’m not in government and have no aspirations to be. I don’t think I could handle all the secrets I’d have to keep from my family or the knowledge of what was actually going on in the wars. Some say ignorance is bliss, but I think ignorance is just that…ignorance. I don’t know the details of Big Brother’s business, but if I did, would it really matter?
There are so many conspiracy theories about the President and oil and health care and blah blah blah, but that doesn’t interest me. I’m not ashamed to say that I don’t even vote. They say we should exercise this privilege and that many people have fought so that we would have this right. I totally agree with that and I’m not looking down on anyone who visits the polls and participates in the elections, but I–personally–don’t see the point. We’re supposed to make a difference, support a platform, and show our American pride, but–most times–what the candidates promise never comes to pass. So why research someone’s views, vote for who you can “trust”, and wait for them to follow through when that’s usually not the case?
Politics mean almost nothing to me, but I do know that killing is never the solution to ending an argument. If that was the case, we’ve done enough murdering to solve every problem in the world. I’ve stated this many times before, but–incase you’re visiting for the first time–I’m a Christian. A follower of Christ, not religion. I get slack for what my “brothers and sisters” do and I have to explain the difference to those who don’t know. What’s written in the bible is what I live by and I don’t take on a Protestant, Babtist, or Catholic title on top of that. I explain this because my priority is doing my part to share the gospel, not my political views and that’s why I’m not involved in discussing the rumors of what the U.S. is up to.
The following scripture was brought up on Facebook by my friend and it perfectly explains what I’ve been thinking ever since I saw how people were rejoicing over the recent news. It even prompted this entire post:
”Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.”
It cuts me to my core to see that someone can take pleasure in knowing that a human being is no longer on this earth and doesn’t care that he might be experiencing torment in hell for eternity. I say “might” because we have no idea if he accepted Christ before he exhaled his last breath. That’s how awesome God is! We are all sinners and none of us deserve to go to Heaven, but we have our whole lives to repent and turn to God. We should be so grateful for this, and wish for everyone to have this chance.
I pray for Osama’s family. They’ve lost a relative and–no matter what he’s done–probably still mourn his death. They might not know Christ, but I pray that they will. Instead of being glad that someone has passed away, pray for those who are still here to have life in Christ.
❤ K. Love