Shocking. Distressing. Grievous. Deplorable. Another mass shooting. Our national news has been disheartening lately. Why?
We are a murdering nation. Episode after episode of multiple deaths in shootings. When will we stand up to it? Why are we as a nation allowing this to happen?
We are a murdering nation. On June 25th, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court said that school sponsored prayer in public schools was unconstitutional, effectively kicking God out of schools. Since that time, God has been progressively shut out of our communities. We have murdered God. Then, in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in the case of Roe v. Wade. Since that time, millions of innocent unborn babies have been murdered. Even with the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, the fight concerning abortion has not ended. In fact, it has split our country even further. I understand that some women are faced with dire situations in their pregnancies for a variety of reasons. I don’t feel that I can speak to their pain or tell them what to do. However, those situations do not account for the more than half a million abortions performed per year.
Is it any wonder that a spirit of mass murder has taken over our country? We can’t blame God for this catastrophe. This is completely on us. We can only blame ourselves and, like righteous Daniel, confess our sins and ask for God’s forgiveness.
Da 9:4, 5 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, Keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments.
The father of a teenager murdered in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 wrote a touching poem.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question “Why?”
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed,
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!
Well said, Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Joy Scott. God is what we need.