“For he who avenges blood remembers;
He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.”
Psalm 9:12 (NIV)
10 years ago today we witnessed the most frightening set of events in the lifetime of most of us.
Some here recall and perhaps were involved in WW2. I can only recall our family listening to the radio broadcasts of Winston Churchill and the day the war ended. Relatives I have never met are buried in Europe because they fought for our freedom.
We wonder why such an evil person as Hitler could be allowed to live in the world created by a holy and loving God.
Then, if we are logical, we must ask the further question, “Why does God allow anyone who sins to live in His world?”
Who would dare suggest a cut off place where people this evil and no more may be allowed to live and the rest be abolished from the face of the earth?
In the lives of ordinary people there is a recognition that we are “imperfect”. We too have messed up in certain ways even if we have not committed the horrendous crimes we have witnesses by others such as at 9/11.
Famous people lately have demonstrated that they think they are above the laws of society.
One man recently thought he could commit adultery because he was rich and famous and his spouse was not the rich and famous member of the family.
Some people cheat on their income tax because they would pay too much to the government if they were honest.
God is ultimately the judge of all of us and there is a day coming in which all the wrongs shall be made right. God has promised and will do it. So those who grieve for lost loved ones may take comfort in the fact that there is a pay day some day.
Also for those who grieve over a broken marriage, who may have grown up with terrible memories of molestation, these people may take comfort in the realization that God does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.
Come to the One who will remember in that day the suffering of the victims of various crimes. He will make it right and those who have done evil will be dealt with by the Judge of all humanity.