I am still unable to get my thoughts off the gruesome incident I just heard yesterday. I have been battling within myself how can this happen? How can a MOTHER slit open the throats of her own daughters aged 7 and 3 (Link; Link) and strangle them to death? How can an own MOTHER see her children bleeding, dying? It is unbelievable, my heart aches even as a type these words. I wish I was never told of this incident! The elder girl who was killed studied in the same school where my little girl goes. I can’t even imagine an empty bench; her friends looking for her and the gruesome story behind it all.
Whats happened to humanity and its morality?
The state of the mother is unknown, it is said that she was SUSPICIOUS, the father has refuted all allegations about sexually harassing the child. Some sources say she was depressed, some sources say she might have been unhappy about her mother in law and sister in law staying with them.Whatever it maybe, what made her do what she did? It is unimaginable!!
I can’t imagine the state of CONFUSION she must have been, that led her take the extreme step of seeing her children die at her own hands. What a brave, cold, insensitive step?
This morning before I started work, before I started digressing from working and researching on the news reports on the gruesome incident I read Deuteronomy chapter 28.
Deuteronomy 28 verse 20 startled me because it clearly points to one fact – CURSES, CONFUSION and FRUSTRATION are sent as a RESULT of DISOBEDIENCE to Gods commandments. The chapter begins with blessings of obedience to God the creator, and ends with curses of disobedience to God. As Christians, many of us know this passage, and have heard it preached from pulpits.
But never once did I notice CONFUSION and FRUSTRATION as a part of the curses. There is no better answer to mistakes and blunders man makes.. It is because of confusion, a state of frustration and the reason behind it all is we have lost the connect with all powerful, mighty, YAHWEH.
The mother in the case took justice in her own hands, no idea if her suspicion was right. In a state of confusion, could her assumptions be asserted? can she be justified?
Won’t the voice of her children cry out? Would she struggle or be liberated? Would guilt engulf her? Can punishment save her from the torment? Or would she just become numb and emotionless?
What is the percentage of humanity today who are CONFUSED and FRUSTRATED?
What would the sum of mistakes of all the confused and frustrated lead to?
Would the guilt go away? or would the guilt kill us? Would we cover the guilt and live lifeless and numb?
What is the answer we have for the moral degradation of our hearts?
What can bring clarity to our defiled hearts?
If disobedience to God causes confusion can obedience result in clarity? If so what does it mean to Obey God?
The old testament there were 10 commandments, and many many laws. However all of them could be just condensed to two –
- Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength
- Love your neighbor as yourself
And this has been a struggle for mankind since ages. All of our grave mistakes start at the HEART and is because of the violation of the two commandments above.
All of us have made mistakes, some blunders and some gruesome and we are all GUILTY? What can take away our guilt?
Repentance is the only way! It softens our calloused, hard, cold, stone like heart. A change in heart alone can save us!
So the solution was, John 3:16. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The cross brings a perspective of LOVE and FORGIVENESS. Our sins are ever before us, our sins lead us to mistakes and what can take away that GUILT? What can wash away my sins? What can make me WHOLE again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
On the cross is the solution, when we accept that Christ and his redeeming love for us there is a personal transformation of the heart. The heart transformed alone can TRUST and OBEY God and love overflows for God and Fellow Men!
A relationship with the almighty happens through the cross. Only that relationship sustains and grows every other.
Have a blessed Holy Week!