|Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! (Joel 3:14)|
That’s where we are this week. Once again many people are horrified at the actions of one. Once again the horror will soon wear off and they will resume their lives. Shuddering occasionally with the flash of a television image or newspaper headline, otherwise they will remain the same in their souls.
They will have made a decision whether they know it or not. A decision NOT to let this tragedy trigger a destiny change. A decision NOT to seek the solution, the answer to the only life-or-death question.
You lived, but you’re not guaranteed how long. What then? I wish that question was blaring from TVs and newspapers and blogs: What then?
How many other people died in those few hours of Monday morning? How many from murder? How many from accidents? How many from disease? How many from starvation? Where is the horror over that?
Too many human beings have become satisfied and complacent, or hopeless and apathetic. Even Christians.
My prayer is that the Christian world will feel the grief Jesus felt when he cried over Jerusalem, “How often I have longed to gather your children together, but you were not willing.”
That we won’t just feel it and forget it, we’ll do something about it.