Sad News

My friend Sarah called me this morning and asked if I had seen the news…which is never a good sign.  A guy we worked with had been had been shot & killed in the city Wednesday night while delivering home heating oil.  I was so shocked and saddened to hear this this morning. I had heard the report of the shooting Wednesday and thanked God that it was not the husband of another friend who’s husband does the same thing part-time but at the time they had not released his name.  While I don’t know all the details, I do know that he had left behind a wife and two girls who must be inconsolable. 
 
I could go on and on about the state of our world today, the senseless killing, the lack of morals and lack of remorse that seems to now be ingrained in the human psyche.  I turn away from the news now most nights just to shield myself from it.  I know it is reality…I do truly know…but I don’t want to have to accept this world for what it is or what it is becoming.  I’m left to hold fast to one thing…hope.
 
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11

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