He Is Here and He Is Not Silent

It seems appropriate to share this again in light of all the violence and shootings of the past few weeks.

The Chief End

Tragedy. Again. And again. And again. From the killing of people in a movie theater to the gut-wrenching murders of children and teachers in Newtown. From the complete and utter depravity displayed by Kermit Gosnell to the attacks on a marathon finish line on what was supposed to be a day of celebration for one of America’s most storied cities. What is happening? Why is it happening? Where is God?

Boston Marathon BombingThe answer is incredibly simple yet so easy to dismiss and analyze away. Sin. Sin is the reason why humanity time and time again destroys itself. Sin is the reason we have mental illness. Sin is the reason why taking innocent life can seem like a viable course of action. Sin is the reason our minds and souls become so dark and so blackened that an image bearer of God would place explosive devices, laden with ball bearing and BBs with the…

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