Monday, May 2, 2011

time for everything - my thoughts on bin laden's death

since last night, i've seen numerous reactions from people about what happened. some are overjoyed. maybe some of the relatives of the victims of 9/11 are relieved because justice was served. i bet osama's family is hurt. i bet his followers are angry. some are throwing major Jesus jukes on this event and are saying we shouldn't be happy coz this man was made in God's image too and we should mourn the life of this lost soul who didn't know God instead of celebrating his death.

i don't have an extreme reaction towards this situation. i just know that God appoints the time and the seasons we face in the earth. so my thoughts on his death are exactly what solomon chose to talk about in this 3rd chapter from the book of ecclesiastes. 

There is a time for everything, 
and a season for EVERY ACTIVITY under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to DIE , 
a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
a time to KILL and a time to HEAL, 
a time to tear down and a time to build, 
a time to weep and a time to laugh, 
a time to MOURN and a time to DANCE, 
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, 
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 
a time to search and a time to give up, 
a time to keep and a time to throw away, 
a time to tear and a time to mend, 
a time to be silent and a time to speak, 
a time to LOVE and a time to HATE, 
 a time for WAR and a time for PEACE.

it was osama's time to die.
it's time for the relatives of victims to heal and rejoice.
it's time for osama's family to mourn.
it's time for our country to build again.
it's time for our army to go home.

God promises to make everything beautiful in it's proper time.
i choose to believe that this is part of the redemption from the pain the world faced in 9/11.