The New York tabloid headline screams out: "God Isn't Fixing This." This in response to the last mass murder that took place earlier this week in California.
It almost seems accusatory - God's isn't fixing this situation and He is powerless to do so. So, wise people that we are, we should take matter into our own hands.
It seems to me that the very problem is that society has taken matters into its own hands and has left God on the sidelines.
Our society want to do things its own way. Society doesn't want God's help or direction.
This is society's attitude in spite of the fact that God is the author of life.
Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart."
Psalm 139:16 - "Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be."
God cares for His created beings. All of us. But God's compassion and care has been rejected by a society that acts as if it knows better.
I believe the slide began when abortion became a legal thing.
In that moment we said, "Life is just not that important anymore."
This was followed by physician assisted suicide.
And we said, "Life is just not that important anymore."
And if life isn't important, something to be valued, then doesn't it just stand to reason that some will think less and less about taking a life?
God could fix this mess we're in. He's been changing the hearts and minds of people since creation.
But society doesn't really want God's help.
Still, what can we do but pray, "Lord, have mercy. Lord, help us. Lord, save us."
Come, Lord Jesus.