Monday, May 2, 2011

no-sama bin laden

this is the first political post i've ever written on here, but i think it's worth documenting my feelings about what happened last night.

i was crafting and watching brothers and sisters. the show was interrupted for a "special report," which i assumed was about the bad weather we were having...much to my surprise, it was a report about the killing on bin laden! i was shocked! (not really happy, definitely not sad...just, heart racing kind of shocked) ross and i stayed glued to the tv until after the president was done speaking. then we discussed our thoughts...a lot.

basically, here's what i think:

-it's an odd feeling to be joyful about the death of another human being

-i am glad that justice was served

-i really hope that this gives some peace to the families of those lost on 9/11

-i also hope that this gives our military a boost of encouragement and unites our country

-i hope this really happened and that it wasn't some giant conspiracy thing...guess i'm just skeptical. many of the media reports didn't add up. the time lines were all different. the dna testing info was all over the place. they buried his body at sea? idk...just skeptical.

-i don't think that his killing will make a big difference. there are tons of others waiting in line to take his place.

-i'm pretty scared, actually. this has, no doubt, further enraged members of al qaeda and i'm just waiting on their revolt.

-and mainly, i just keep thinking about his salvation. as evil as he was, no person deserves to spend eternity in hell. what a difference christ could have made in his life. i am moved to pray for other members of al qaeda that somehow, some way, they will come to know jesus.


Jessica said...

Thanks for summing up my sentiments so I don't have to. It's hard for me to jump up and down for joy because someone got a bullet in the head. What a way to wrap up the Royal Wedding weekend! Oh well, at least they waited a couple days. ;o)

Jessica said...

Found this tonight while flipping through a prayer book (Sam isn't feeling well and wanted me to read him a prayer for a sick child.)
For our Enemies: O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.