Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I believe there is a battle but it is not an equal battle. Goodness is in control and evil is like a parasite that attacks goodness. The satan is a fallen angel. He was made good and created to be good. Be he has fallen like lightening and is attacking good. It is a war, but it is more like a civil war. Evil is like rebel forces. Not the ones fighting to make things right. They are fighting to keep people in darkness. The light has dawned but the shadows use their weapons against the light. Although the darkness can never overcome the light.
A school should be a good place, a safe place, a place of learning, a place that directs young lives. Evil should not be able to exist there. But a young mad man insisting on civil war introduced the darkness to Newtown Connecticut. He has brought the shadow of death into the lives of that community, those 26 families personally, and the nation as a whole.
The king has arrived to reestablish his kingdom. The president has arrived to make sure the government runs properly. That all is good. This king, this president, his name is Jesus. He arrived poor and in a manger, Merry Christmas. The darkness attacked him as well. They know their time is short. They killed this king, this president. That is darkness' weapon of choice, death. But the kings weapons of choice are forgiveness and life. Father forgive them they know not what they do. And on the third day he rose again so he is alive for evermore, Happy Easter.
The civil war still creeps in, like the darkness. The civil war still rages. But a new day has dawned. We know death and all of his friends are dark, and should not be. So we mourn for Newtown, we mourn for all the death and evil that creeps into our world. But we rejoice that the king is here. We rejoice that his kingdom is established. So work towards that new day for Newtown. We work towards that new day for our communities. It is finished.