Pistols, Pain and Prayer

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24

Right now in San Bernardino California, fourteen families must prepare to bury their loved ones.

And twenty-one shooting victims who were hospitalized, some with non-threatening life conditions and a few with serious injuries must now endure years of physical and emotional support.

Nevertheless, thirty-five families will need a support system as they come to grips with the tragedy that befell them and the years it may take for them to return what may never be normal again.

There is a great deal of outrage right now. And rightfully so.

However, with all the outrage comes the debates and arguments for or against stricter gun laws and of course, getting our elected officials to put life and safety of their constituents ahead of their political careers.

We need to know that pistols, pain and prayer should not be the ingredients that make up a prescription for everyday living.

The news media are doing all they can do to report the mass shooting from a perspective that appeals to their viewers (unfortunately, it is known as ratings).

It is a sad day in America when pistols, pain and prayer become an unlikely mixture that is costing Americans more in human life than necessary.

Interestingly, New York’s Daily News was so incensed with another mass shooting within a period of a week, that its cover page in bold description read, ‘God isn’t fixing this.’

If the editors meant to get the attention of the public, they certainly did. For not only are they publishers of news they became the news.

For me as a believer in Christ, I know that God can and will fix it, but He has to know that “we the people” believe that He is.

However, America has pushed God out of the way and has decided that man’s law is better than His.

Nevertheless, we should be reminded that He, that is God, set the perfect Law in place before the foundation of the world.

We know it as the Ten Commandments and the sixth one states. “Thou shalt not kill.”

Praying does work, it all depends on Who you are praying to and the why.

Our heartfelt sympathy to the victims and their families and may the Lord give them comfort and peace.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2015 The Year of Our Lord

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