1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Yet, once again, we witness another senseless tragedy of gun violence that has caused grief and agony for America.
On Sunday, October 1, 2017 during a night concert in Las Vegas a gunman opened fire on thousands of concert-goers, shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The shooter had one mission. To shoot and kill as many people as he could and the saddest of his mission is that he succeeded with the death of 59 (at this writing) and the injury of 527.
As soon as the news hit social media and the national airways, unbelief and horror took over. Rumors of two and three shooters were being reported. Cries and screams of help rang out as many watched from live streaming to smartphones and pc. It seemed like hours before the carnage would end. And many felt helpless throughout the country unable to be there to assist and help the victims.
After the night of horror, on Monday morning, President Trump spoke before the American people sharing his profound grief and sadness over what he declared was an act of “pure evil.” A few hours later, the president and vice president along with their wives stood on the White House lawn for a moment of silence. The flag was also lowered to half mass.
With all these killings taking place in America we need to be honest with ourselves and confront the fact that automatic weapons do not belong in the hands of civilians. And the one organization that refuses to believe that automatic weapons are not a danger is the NRA.
So here is my thought about the NRA.
Is the NRA greater than God?
One has to ask oneself, how one organization can rule over the elected body in our Congress and in the Senate to stop them from passing laws that will eliminate having people purchase automatic weapons like the one used in so many present day massacres.
Each time a crime of violence is enacted as this, the argument is used that “responsible gun owners are not killers.” Or the old saying, “Guns don’t kill people…people do.”
Then again, perhaps the NRA is greater than God…especially since God isn’t a lobbyist in the White House or in the Capital.
When will the Congress and Senate stand for life and not death?
Automatic weapons are an epidemic and so is the NRA.
Our prayers for the victims and their families-may God give you comfort and one day peace. And God bless the first responders, Las Vegas police and the unsung heroes who were assisting the victims.
In Him Alone
The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Lord