Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hope

You can't turn on the news and not hear about the Virginia Tech tragedy. I just can't even imagine what that is like and what it will continue to be like for the school, students, community, and family. If that had happened here in Lubbock at Tech, I think as a member of the community I would have just been shell shocked.

Yesterday when I was driving back from lunch I was listening to the radio, and the man was saying how there are a lot of people in this world who need a lot of hope right now. Boy, if that's not an understatement. I saw the clip on the news of the student who captured the noise of the shots on his cell phone. It scared me. I could sense the evil that was happening, and it really did freak me out. We all have questions of what kind of person could bring themself to do that. Sometimes I wonder if most people think this world is more full of evil or more full of love. I think a lot of times we see the evil and destruction more than we do the love. Maybe it's because of our media, maybe it's not. I don't know.

As a Christian I have hope. I see this horrible event and know that yes, satan is out there and he is loving what is going on. We may be able to see the evidence of his power, HOWEVER, God is working too. And HE is MORE powerful.

If I wasn't a Christian, I wouldn't have any hope for this world. And I pray for those people who aren't Christians and see this horrible event and wonder, why??? How??? Even being a Christian, I still have those questions about this situation. I still have questions about my everyday life, but I think of Hebrews 11:1. "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see." I have the faith and hope that God is working, and although it's hard sometimes to see Him, I know He's there. I will not allow satan to trick me into believing that he is the one with all the power, and God is just sitting back. God does not take the backseat in anything. I hope you all have a blessed week.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Amanda said...

Isn't is scary? I went to class Monday night and thought, that could happen here. And it can, you just never think about it until it happens to someone else or somewhere else. It scares me to know that some people can do something like that. This world needs a lot of prayer!

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