Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Angry Over Murder?
Matthew 5:21-22 "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgement.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgement."
So I had made up my mind I was going to be the only person in the world not posting about the Casey Anthony murder trial and verdict tonight...but some days you just can't leave things alone. (sigh)
There are a lot of people angry over the "not guilty" verdict that was handed down today. Whether you believe she did it or not, any Christian should be able to relate. We have all received a "not guilty" verdict that we didn't deserve. The simple fact of the matter is that with God, there are no degrees of sins - only sin, period. And Romans is very clear about the fact that "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." In John 8, when Jesus intervened with the woman caught in adultery, he never said to anyone that she wasn't guilty. He just said, "Whoever is without sin, cast the first stone." They all left - no stones cast that day.
A child is dead, a mother will never be the same whether she is guilty or not, a family has been ruined and torn apart. And there but for the grace of God go all of us. We have no right to sit in judgement on this woman just because the world might say we are a "better person". Jesus says we are all the same.
Casey desperately needs Jesus and she desperately needs prayer. The whole family does.
For all of those posting that you are turning on your porch lights for Caylee tonight, I hope that you will also take that as an opportunity to pray for her mother and her grandparents and all of the others that are suffering directly related to this situation. Jesus said we are to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I think he would include all of those we think are unlovely in that statement. Jesus died for Casey Anthony just like he died for you. None of us deserve the forgiveness we received. I'm just sayin.....