The talking heads of our society are dukeing it out. “The reason Connecticut happened is because there are too many guns.” “No, there aren’t people who are allowed to responsibly carry guns.” “It’s a mental health issue.” “It’s a security issue.” Back and forth the seeking of the reason behind last week’s tragedy is the focal point of our nation (at least for the next few days until we go back to arguing about the meaningless things of the day).
But what if the reason wasn’t mental or physical or even spiritual. What if the reason statistically, more and more tragedy is hammering on the shores of America’s society is because God is removing Himself from us. What if God is finally saying to us, a once Christian nation, “You have chosen to leave me and forsake me. You have taken me out of the fabric of your great tapestry of Democracy and replaced me with a self-seeking focus, a personal mission for power and an all-consuming heart of greed. Therefore, I will lift my hand of blessing and protection that was the bedrock of for your Constitution and allow the evils of darkness to spill into waterways of your life.”
No, God does not love us less. No, God does not leave us or stop providing for our daily needs. And yes, chemical sickness is a real ill of our fallen human state. But God does allow pain and heartache to happen to nations who have decided that it is an offense to even utter God’s name in public places.
So go ahead and argue gun-control or gun-allowance. Point a finger at someone else, ignoring three other fingers pointed back at you. Dribble your hate and one-sided opinions that seem to mark our generation as of late. For me, I am on my knees for our nation’s leaders, that they would turn to our only hope – the God who is slowly withdrawing.
Psalm 9:17 “The wicked will go down to the grave. This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.”
Malachi 3:7 “‘Return to me and I will return to you,’ says the Lord.”
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