“Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.”
― Albert Einstein
When life isn’t held sacred, as Einstein says, we really shouldn’t be surprised when it is taken so casually. Bombs, abortions, mass shootings, stabbings and the like. My soul is weary of the turmoil it encounters every day. But we don’t consider life sacred in this country. When people get too old to be “useful,” we forget them in nursing homes. When someone is severely handicapped, we speak of euthanasia. If a child is unwanted by its mother, we do away with it.
I, along with many, have been appalled at the revelations coming out of the Kermit Gosnell case in Philadelphia. It’s horrific. And on top of that, we struggle to understand the motivations of those who would plant bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Did you know that a group of families from Newtown, Conn., all touched by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, was there participating? Thank God they had all finished the race, and their families were out of the grandstands and back at their hotel, before the bombs went off. I can’t even imagine what was going through their minds.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
— Jesus of Nazareth (as recorded in the Gospel of John, chap. 10, verse 10).
Satan is a thief, and a liar. He steals everything that is of value to us, and the chief of that is life.
Outlawing guns won’t help. Tighter controls on abortion clinics won’t help. The Boston bomber used pressure cookers, for crying out loud! Only Jesus will cause all things to be new. Only Jesus will turn hearts from evil.
My heart is heavy for those who lost loved ones, limbs and eventually, if we keep going the way we are, their liberty.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:35-37).
My prayers go out to all those affected by tragedies, conspiracies, the hand of evil and the acts of someone else’s will. That covers just about everyone, doesn’t it?