It's been a spooky "day off" for a pastor. Monday is my day of rest. This morning I leisurely read my World Magazine Article, noting the Answers In Genesis ad. It's a gripping picture of a child holding a gun (similar to the picture at right). It's caption reads:
"As a society we reap the consequences of the unquestioned belief in evolution every day. It diminishes our worth and reduces human beings from being "made in the image of God" to being mere players in the game of survival of the fittest. Find hope. Find truth. Find answers today. www.answersingenesis.org
I agreed. Theoretically. Then just a few moments ago I check www.foxnews.com and found this lead story..."students and faculty at Virginia Tech University were in shock Monday after a gunman shot and killed at least 31 people and injured 21 during the most deadly campus shooting spree in U.S. history." The story went on to record the most deadly campus attacks in history. 1966 - University of Austin: 16 killed, 31 wounded. 1991 - University of Iowa: 5 killed, two wounded.
The proverbial chickens of Darwinism are coming home to roost in the ethic of Moral Relativism. 31 dead and 21 wounded...on a college campus. I'm trying hard to find this shocking. I'm trying not to be jaded and cynical. Only Scripture will keep my focus:
"I am fearfully and wonderfully made...my souls know it very well" (Psalm 139:14). Lord, have mercy on the sons and daughters gunned down by the murderer. "You have made [mankind] a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor" (Psalm 8:5). Lord, this rampage has the fingerprints of the Thief all over it. His mission: to steal away precious human life, to kill those who are made in God's image, to destroy those who could be in heaven.
It must be the 21st century. This happened at 7:30 this morning. Here I am publishing a blog account at 3 p.m. Lord, the drama of your story in coming more and more to life. Your creatures are now caught up into a drama far bigger than any one of us. Lord, save! Lord, help! Break the teeth of your enemies! Set the sights of your people upon the Gates of the Everlasting Home.
Father, thanks for being Sovereign. I will look for you to bring "straightness" out of this crooked situation. Just one month ago we had the story of Rachel Scott come to our school. She died in the 1991 shooting of Columbine High School. You will bring good from this crisis also.
Lord, give me prophetic words to speak about this crisis on Lord's Day. Expose the Black Lie in the hearts. Draw your People to yourself. For Jesus' sake.