Matt. 2:16-18 ¶ Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: “A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more.”

I can’t believe I am even writing this but…. Here we go again. Three times in little over a week we have been shocked into reality with senseless killings. First, it was the NL football player in a domestic incident that turned into a homicide suicide. Next, we have the mall shooting in Portland, Oregon. Before the mall was even back open the shots rang out in the Connecticut elementary school. This time it was the unthinkable. What kind of person would gun down a class full of kindergarten students? No one would ever dream of a scenario like this. This reeks of the demonic, it drags our thoughts back to the Merry Christmas Herod gave to his subjects in Israel. Something like this is birthed in the regions of hell. The governor of Connecticut made the somber announcement that had us all glued to our televisions again.
“Earlier today, a tragedy of unspeakable terms played itself out in this community. You can never be prepared for this kind of incident. What has happened will leave a mark on this community. The perpetrator is dead, as is the person the perpetrator lived with.”
He went on to say that none of these students thought their day would end like this (no one ever does). He also said that their sleepy town of Newtown had been visited by evil.
The first statement smells like Beyond the Grave all over again. Who ever thinks their day will end like that. Every day is just like all of the rest until the unthinkable happens. Suddenly we are faced with the real reality, where will you spend eternity?
That brings us to the governor’s next statement. “Today, Newtown has been visited by evil”. This kind of evil is always just below the surface of our comfortable lives. Suddenly, without warning, it shows its ugly face. This time it was uglier than we have ever seen.
How do we deal with this kind of tragedy? First, as Christians, we do our best to stay in the real war. This life is not about flesh and blood. This life is a war for human souls. Secondly, we keep our own hearts in tune with heaven. Like young Jonathan Edwards said, he makes it his business to think about heaven every day. Heaven is real, so is hell. Maybe we can start living like we believe it. What kind of tragedy will it take to wake us from our sleep?


  1. ‘One Nation Under God’ – why do we sleep so soundly under the words of our alligence? Why do we cry and wonder WHY! Do schools even say the Pledge of alligence? Do parents even take time to Love and take care of their children? Prayer is powerful! We must pray and not treat the foundation of our ‘Christian Nation’ like a free for all to do just anything. We shouldn’t ask ‘what is this world coming too?’ The question should be’ what can I do as an individual to better my circle, my world, to make a difference?’ Little changes in little circles can widen into big things.A little love given to one can spread wide to many. Let’s be ‘one Nation under God!’ God is Love, Love =Good! Be good to someone, not just today, but as much as possible.A kind word can shake the foudation of a lost soul’s destiny!

  2. Awesome blog Pastor Frank. I pray right now that This blog gets to the hands of the people that read it and passes it along to our family memembers and Brothers and Sisters in this world. Thank you LORD for our Pastor…with Love

  3. Trending Evil.
    Only God can help us!

    Once again, I am so sad and sickened by the senseless and gross act of cowardliness of this school shooting in Newtown CT. As I watch many of the Authorities, Governmental and Media figures address the nation with sorrow and mourning, from President Obama to the Governor of CT and many others. All requesting PRAYERS for the families, friends and community of Newtown CT. We must all turn our hearts and PRAYERS to the many victims of this tragedy. So many questions will probably never be answered, lives have been destroyed, shattered and scarred by this trending evil. When will we learn that we can not educate our children and society with out Godly values and value for life and others!

    Our President was clearly shaken as he addressed our nation as president and as a father, as well as the Governor as he stood on the very grounds not far from where a few hours ago, 20 children and 8 adults lives where violently taken and countless others maimed and destroyed. I could see the sorrow in their eyes, that in a time such as this, we are so helpless and all man’s best efforts, godless programs and intentions have failed, they asked for PRAYERS in the very places where our laws have said God is not allowed in our schools, or government. The politicians cry, as well they should, and ask for PRAYERS, despite booing God at their conventions, mocking Him and stand against Christ in Christmas and any other aspect. Man will always miserably fail without God! I am sadden to say that this is just the beginning of a trending evil of things to come unless we return to God and His eternal truth.

    “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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. “Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to PRAYERS made in this place. (II Chronicles 7:14, 15 NKJV)

    My prayers are for all people, of all faiths, that the healing peace of our Lord Jesus Christ will comfort them and join us to defeat evil with Good, Peace, Hope and the greatest is LOVE!

    Wade Moody, Pastor
    Iglesia Vida A/G Church

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