The idea of Mom & Dad's killer(s) still running free has been weighing on me lately. From the very beginning I had no doubt that God knew who killed them and His justice is far better than man's justice. I still know that is true but I would like to see the person(s) who committed this brutal, unjustified crime behind bars. I know the people of Springfield, Mo would like to see that happen, too.
My brother gave me some unsettling news about the person(s) responsible for the crime that he had learned from the police and it has really bothered me. Since then it seems that every time I pick up my Bible God is speaking to me about it.
This Scripture jumped out at me the other day:
Psalm 9:9-12 (The Message)
God's a safe-house for the battered,
a sanctuary during bad times.
The moment you arrive, you relax;
you're never sorry you knocked.
Sing your songs to Zion-dwelling God,
tell his stories to everyone you meet:
How he tracks down killers
yet keeps his eye on us,
registers every whimper and moan.
Relax, God tracks down killers. I know that God doesn't even need to track them down. He has been following their every movement their entire lives.
Today this passage spoke volumes to me:
Psalm 11 (The Message)
I've already run for dear life straight to the arms of God.
So why would I run away now
when you say, "Run to the mountains; the evil
bows are bent, the wicked arrows
Aimed to shoot under cover of darkness
at every heart open to God.
The bottom's dropped out of the country;
good people don't have a chance"?
But God hasn't moved to the mountains;
his holy address hasn't changed.
He's in charge, as always, his eyes
taking everything in, his eyelids
Unblinking, examining Adam's unruly brood
inside and out, not missing a thing.
He tests the good and the bad alike;
if anyone cheats, God's outraged.
Fail the test and you're out,
out in a hail of firestones,
Drinking from a canteen
filled with hot desert wind.
God's business is putting things right;
he loves getting the lines straight,
Setting us straight. Once we're standing tall,
we can look him straight in the eye.
Run to God! He is still in charge. He has not moved. He will put all things right.