I honestly have a world of emotions going through my head about the death of Osama Bin Laden.
I can understand why so many people are triumphing over his demise, but some tend to forget that we fall short of the glory of God too (Romans 3:23). Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly thankful for our country, I'm thankful for the people that defend this country, and I feel beyond blessed to live here. I will never forget what happened on 9/11, and I am downcast when I think that something so terrible and inhumane happened to so many innocent individuals and their families. HOWEVER, I hate that we have to rejoice over his death . . . because he was never shown the love of Christ. I hate that people are calling him incredibly disturbing names, and I hate that there has to be so much hate toward one man.
But the point I'm getting to is this: I know he sinned. I've sinned too. So what's the difference? No, I've never killed a man. But I've lied. And isn't one sin just as bad as the next? Who ever decided sin could be justified?
It just makes me heart broken that he was never able to experience the love of Jesus. Why do I care so much for an individual who killed hundred-thousands of people? I honestly have no idea. Perhaps it's because Jesus cared too? I can't imagine what God goes through every time someone is eternally separated from him. Blows.My.Mind. It also blows my mind that even though a person can do something so barbaric-like, that Jesus would still love and forgive them if they choose to turnabout.
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land." -2 Chronicles 7:14