He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages; in secret places doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are privily set against the poor. Psalms 10:8

Love love love! Even though I know there’s a possibility I won’t get it back every time I give it, it’s all good. That’s not to say I’m not concerned about the state of Christian love in our world today. In fact, it’s just the opposite. My heart cringes every time I hear about people killing each other for senseless reasons. They hate life but love the world so much they would kill to make a statement! Just today, I saw at least 4 news headlines about somebody murdering somebody, within a few seconds of landing on msn news website. And that’s just one news web site, they don’t even carry all the news in the country!

This one, msn news: “a veteran killed himself and his whole family, which consisted of 3 children and 2 adults! ” Why did the children have to die? Where is the love in this act of cruelty?  Okay, maybe the adults grew apart, one hates the other, or whatever. But why use the kids as pawns to fuel deliver levels of evil, hurt and pain no human with a heart could recover from? The sad thing about this case, it’s one of too many!   http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/detective-va-deaths-apparently-a-murder-suicide

Authorities say the shootings were apparently a murder-suicide. As of now they have not completed their investigation. It seems the family had what most American‘s consider “the American dream.”  They had a house, family, nice neighborhood and income.” Yet that wasn’t enough! As to be expected, once their neighbors heard of the tragedy, somebody proclaimed to be shocked about it. My question is, how could nobody have a clue, not even family? What makes people so confident in themselves, I mean neighbors; the one’s who believe they live in safe, upstanding communities? Usually people who profess to be perfect aren’t really perfect at all. It’s like the old people used to say, “everything that looks good ain’t good.”

Really, what’s wrong with people today? Where is the love for one another, especially our children? Far too many people have given the world too much power. They allow it to define everything for them as if they don’t have a mind of their own. Don’t you know when you’ve been blessed?

For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, ‘Woe is me now, for my soul is wearied because of murderers!’ Jeremiah 4:31

Seeing how people treat each other from day- to- day simply breaks my heart. Where is the love? That’s a question Christian‘s in particular should be asking each other. I say that because it seems there are just not enough of us around when hurting people need us most. Where are you hiding? I don’t know if this family attended church, were atheist or what; but I do know they needed an angel in their life. Was there not one out of that peaceful little town of 15,000? How many times after a tragedy like this one, do we have to hear “nobody knew the family was in trouble!” One thing we do know is, something’s terribly wrong in this world.

What is a nice town? What characteristics make up on? Is having the love of God anywhere on the list? In my lifetime, I’ve realized that no matter how nice and peaceful residents from a so-called nice town claim it is; there is always something they’re hiding or downplaying. In reality these picture-perfect places are some-what like every other place in the world, they have problems! Beneath that polished persona, there is evil lurking. Whether serial killing, prostitution, pedophilia, drug addiction, wayward kids, child abuse, racism or the like, these picture-perfect towns or places engage in their fair share.

In this case, regardless of all that nice “close-knit” place to live mumbo-jumbo, good family life and upstanding community; nobody got to this family in time. So what’s so good about the town of 15,000?

Where is the love when broken people need it most? These days it feels like love is just a game and to many timeout’s. The family of 5 and the people they live among were all in time out. Nobody was out there on the court breaking a sweat. Even the “holier than thou” was out of the game!

Instead of playing, we should be praying. Instead of hating we should be loving, unconditionally. Finally, instead of anybody putting themselves on a pedestal why not try caring more about the common people; because in the end, common people will be the chosen ones. If you read your bible you know this. Where is the love?

We shouldn’t have to collect ourselves, re-group or strategize to love our brothers and sisters. We are each others keepers. When we forget that, tragedies like this murder-suicide happen!

Loving your brother and sister like you love yourself is not optional, if you profess to be a Christian and if you love The Lord!

Another sad day!

Minister Neecy

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