Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The problem is us

This morning at the gym I was transfixed on the follow up news coverage of the tragedy in Boston. Facebook and Twitter are filled with "Praying for Boston" posts and hastags. Yesterday's events are on all of our minds. 

As I type this the foxnews.com's headline is: Boston Bombing--All out effort to find out who did it, and why.

That's what all of us want to know: Who's responsible and why would they do something so heinous? 

Meanwhile, as our country processes the Boston tragedy Congress is debating gun control. 

Why are they discussing gun control? To prevent tragedies. But as we saw yesterday, tragedies happen with or without guns. 

See, the problem isn't guns, knives, or bombs. The problem is us. People. You. Me.

We are the problem because we are sinful. Some of us are so sinful that we're evil. But all of us could eventually make it to that place. You say you couldn't but so did the Germans who gave into Hitler's propaganda. We're all just a few steps away from evil.

And what's amazing to me is that God knows this, but instead of letting natural selection run its course (where we all end up killing ourselves, which is what I would do if I were God) he intervened. He stepped into the mess when he sent his one and only Son, Jesus, who died, was buried and rose again.

Times like these remind me that we all need Jesus because the problem is us. And Jesus is the solution. Lord Jesus, help us. The problem is us.


At 10:30 PM, April 26, 2013 , Anonymous Linda Harris said...

And God is not surprised by any of this. This is exactly what sin looks like and is. May God convict us of our fallen state.


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