My heart is broken tonight. I find it actually very ironic that, just days ago, I wrote about praying for our enemies, oppressors, and the Hitlers of this world. Tonight marks a night in history as news broadcasts around this world… Osama Bin Laden, the Al Qeada terrorist, is dead. I am so saddened by the rejoicing of his death by Christians. Yes, his death means that he cannot create attacks on America anymore. However, his death also means that he is now in eternity. He was a son of God, lost. Dead. Gone…. Forever.
I do not rejoice. I will not rejoice. Though it is a victory in war, which does bring causalities, it breaks my heart. I understand that wars are fought and freedom comea at high prices. But I still am sad. I do not feel any safer tonight without him alive. I feel broken, because yet again I am reminded of how broken this world truly is. Even terrorists need Jesus Christ’s love, to be forgiven. Tonight rather than rejoicing, I pray, earnestly, that God can cause a movement among Christians around the world that refuse to see lives [spiritually] lost, regardless of what they have done. Redemption is possible for anyone. Forgiveness is offered to everyone.
What the Bible says:
Tell them, ‘As sure as I am the living God, I take no pleasure from the death of the wicked. I want the wicked to change their ways and live. Turn your life around! Reverse your evil ways! Why die, Israel?’ [Ezekiel 33:11]