Monday, May 2, 2011

Complex emotions over the death of Bin Laden

The death of Osama Bin Laden is big news.  It is very likely we will not forget the day we heard this news just as we will not forget the day his masterplan killed thousands on 9-11.

With this news comes mixed emotions for me.  On one hand I cannot rejoice in the death of someone I am almost certain died apart from Christ.  So many verses come to mind like loving our enemies and not rejoicing in the death of the enemy.

There is another part of me that wants to rejoice in the justice that has been dealt.  Surely the governing authorities bear the sword of God in overcoming evildoers.  After all, God is sovereign, right?  He was in control of the events of 9-11 and He is in control of the capture and death of Osama.  

Bin Laden will face real justice at the hands of our holy and just God there is no doubt about that.  As for me, I would have been much happier to rejoice if the news reported that he had embraced God's justice poured out on Jesus Christ rather than on Bin Laden Himself.

1 comment:

  1. Good thoughts Bobby, this is not an occasion for flag waving and triumphalism.


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