Monday, November 6, 2017
Monday Morning Devo - Someone to Blame
When a mass shooting such as Las Vegas or Texas occurs, we're so quick to point and blame, shifting the blame to yet another person if that answer doesn't suffice.
I'm always wanting to know why. What happened to the shooter that made him or her resort to such an awful solution to his or her anger? Were his parents to blame? Siblings? Acquaintances? Business associates? The government? What, why, where, when, how?
But I'm not so sure the real reasons will ever be known. The shooter, if he/she dies, isn't going to be able to say. If they don't, what would you like to bet they'll point the finger at someone else?
Only God can know a person's heart. Only He knows exactly where the blame should land. And only He can forgive and help us forgive. Unless, of course, you are one who is totally without blame in any way, shape, or form--perfect in every way. Then you can throw all the rocks you want.
Lord, I'm so sorry people have to endure such hurt, and sorry that hurt can result in destructive anger. Father, help us open our hands so that no pointing fingers are seen and compassion can be given. Thank You, Father. In Your Son's name, Amen.