There are alarming tragic events that are happening increasingly in America. When the dust of one tragic event finally settles, it is as if there is another tragedy happening again in another part of America. Why is this happening? Why are there mass shootings taking place in America? Most recently, 19 children and two teachers lost their lives when one teenager walked into a Texas elementary school and forever changed the landscape of a community, a nation, and countless lives forever, leaving so many to ask why?
Once there was a time in our nation when people had difficulty taking the life of another human being. With the endless hours of graphic video games carrying out the digital version of these mass shootings in homes around the nation, that difficulty appears to be all but gone. Are we witnessing the destructive murders in our streets and classrooms from the consequences of digital murders?
What are we to do? How bad does it have to get for us to humble ourselves, and turn our hearts to the Lord. This is what the Lord directs us to do in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”