Monday, May 02, 2011

The End

It's difficult to rejoice over the death of someone who undoubtedly has just entered a Christless eternity with all the suffering that entails, but I, along with most Americans, am thankful to God for His mercies to us for the end of this decade of tracking down this one person who has been responsible for so much horror and terror. I am proud of our country, and though I've never been a fan of our current President, I felt a sense of oneness with him last night as he delivered his speech telling us of the events of yesterday. I particularly felt immense pride when hearing about that courageous group of people who carried out this mission with success and efficiency. God bless America.

12 comments:

Laurie said...

I, too, am thankful, Maxine, that God in His wisdom and mercy allowed an end to this man's reign of terror. As I drove past our veterans' cementery this morning, I thought about all of the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to fight the evil he brought upon our country and the world, and I was touched by the sight of the U.S. flag and the flags from the various branches of the military flying high in honor of our nation and those who fight to keep us free. God is sovereign.

Mary R. said...

The sanest post I've seen all day. I'm tired of reading posts where Christians are defending Osama bin Laden.

Patti said...

I am thankful that Bin Laden was caught; however, I must admit to being very grieved when I watch people cheering and being gleefully happy at his death. To me, that is not much different from the way the extremists acted on 9/11 when they visited death upon us.

I think it is very wrong to rejoice over his death. I saw it posted this way on someone's blog today..."We don't rejoice that an evil man has died, but we rejoice that his evil has stopped."

I'm so proud of and thankful for the awesome military of our country.

Have a wonderful day.

Love,
Patti

Sara E. James said...

The difference between our rejoicing, Patti, and the rejoicing of the extremists, is that we rejoice that evil has ended, while they rejoiced over killing innocents. I don't think they're the same at all.

Mrs. Randall, I agree that we should regret a lost soul. I am relieved that his existence is no longer a threat, though others will arise to take his place. Both perspectives seem appropriate to me - rejoice that evil has been stopped. Grieve that it was not a changed and redeemed soul which stopped it, but a death.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I'm glad that Bin Laden is dead in the sesnse that hopefully this means fewer innocent people will die from his actions.

I'm glad that this means that those who have been deployed can rejoin their families.

Barbara said...

I am thankful that the Navy Seals captured him and he won't be inflicting pain on anyone else ever again.

I don't think people are rejoicing over him being shot, but happy to see he will never be able to have other people killed.

There are consequences in life that we have to face when we disobey the law either of our countries or God. Osama Bin Laden met his yesterday, and it's a path he chose when he decided to kill innocent people. Jesus died for all sinners, but we were given a choice which path we would take.

Maxine said...

I sure do appreciate all the good comments on this. I think we're all feeling a sense of thankfulness for the fact that hopefully the world will be a little safer without Bin Laden there to mastermind terror activities like 9-11? But on the other hand, we have a sense of how tragic it is to see someone live and die in such a lost state. And we'd feel that way about any unsaved person.

Barbara C. said...

I think this verse is appropriate:
Prov. 11:10 "When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; And when the wicked perish, there is jubilation."

Maxine said...

Oh, wow! Never thought of that verse, Barb! Good one!

Denise said...

Hello my friend...... I too dislike the rejoicing in the streets about the loss of a life..... but I am proud of your seals that went into harms way to find this man..... We do not rejoice in a lost soul but we are thankful that the threat is less now with him gone.......

Have a wonderful Mothers day girl.... it will be the first one for me in 25 years that I will celebrate with both my sons'..... My oldest son Darryl has been changed by the power of God and he has come home....

Prayer changes things!

Debra said...

I've had trouble as well reconciling my feelings about Bin Laden's death. What can I say? A really bad man is not here anymore. Simply put...it's a relief.

Baptist Girl said...

He lived by the sword and died by the the sword and yet there is no joy in the death of anyone.

I always think of this verse when evilness is removed from this world.
"There But for the Grace of God go I"
To know someone is into eternity without Christ brings me no joy.

Cristina