Osama Bin Laden…dead.

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.

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] 

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5 thoughts on “Osama Bin Laden…dead.

  1. Should we rejoice, no. and should he have been forgiven…yes. But just because someone is forgiven does not pardon them from judgement from their peers. OBL was an evil man who even in his last minutes used a woman, an innocent woman as a human shield. The bible speaks clearly on capital punishment in the Old Testament and the New. When Jesus was dying on the cross, and the other man with him asked for forgiveness. Jesus didn’t poof him off of his cross, he still have to answer for his wrong doings. Just because your forgiven, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still pay the price for your actions. Personally I would have loved to see the man stand trial but he did not give us that option.

    • Jasen, I just want to make sure you understand what I am saying. I believe justice is a must in all cases. But for Christians, we must take it a step further. We are to love and pray for all people, no matter what. We must pray that repentance is something that the guilty seek. In Osama’s case, I doubt it. Justice was served. I am thankful for those soldiers that did their jobs. But I still do grieve because it is a lost life.

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