Death is not what God intended for His creation.

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(Photograph by Charles Porter IV, a freelancer, taken after the Oklahoma City bombing and distributed by the Associated Press, showing a one-year-old victim handed to and then cradled by a local fireman. http://www.pulitzer.org/year/1996/)

As we went about our lives another went about our deaths. He wanted to steal the innocence from our routine and interject shear terror into our existence. As he slipped away into obscurity we cried out for justice. Our children died horribly while we lived horrified.

We face the same spiritual reality from the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) that seeks to blind and destroy us. He seeks to blind and destroy us because we are God’s creation, created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26,27). The same emotions we expericienced on April 19, 1995 are very much akin to the ones God feels for us. And yet He did something more than bringing one man to trial and punishment.

God gave of Himself in the fashion of Jesus Christ, God’s own Son, to die in our place (Luke 22:42-44). By His sacrifice the one who would see God thwarted saw his trial and coming punishment (Revelation 12:9).

Death is not what God intended for His creation. Uneasiness of spirit, of feeling, of emotion that may be in the reader at this moment should be addressed as leading by God to receive His adoption. Find a pastor, elder, — or better yet, a friend that knows the comfort of God for His children. Talk about your spiritual fate. Read what God says in the Bible. Know that this day is not forgotten.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God;

1 John 3:1a

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