I’ll start this off with an apology. I missed the letter Z. How terrible of me to make it all the way to the end and then miss the last letter. My only excuse is that the last two weeks have been rather strange for me. I have been sick for the most part of the last few weeks and that has fogged up my brain. Then throw a really weird holiday celebration and my daughter’s tenth birthday and that made it easy to just give up. Not that I didn’t think about the letter Z especially with a group of 9-10 year old zombies running around in my yard. (oops they turned back into girls after they washed their faces.) Anyway by the time Saturday rolled around, the zombies were gone and I had to face another day of coughing, bridal showers and volunteer appreciation dinners. So writing got set aside. Then it was Sunday. I usually don’t write on Sunday, but yesterday I thought I would try, just so maybe I could get caught up. Alas, it was not to be, for even though I checked email, I felt no desire to write, not even my name.
So today I sit here with a plethora of news stories and still don’t feel much like writing (remember the cough that won’t go away.) but will try to put a few thoughts down and maybe stir up the juices.
First the wedding of William and Kate. Don’t pass out or shoot me or anything like that, but I did not go out of my way to watch it. It was a nice day for them, nice to see something happy and exciting happen in the world, a nice break from the tragedy and misery that so often populates the news. However, it is time to get back to the real world.
Second thing that occurred and has gotten slightly overshadowed by the other news of the day, Pope John Paul was beatified and is one step closer to becoming a saint. I know this may not seem important to everyone, but for me I think it trumps the royal wedding.
Third thing that occurred and is most fresh in our memories is the death of Bin Laden. I have struggled with reaction to this and finally found some guidance on many of the Facebook messages I read this morning. We should not be celebrating the man’s death, for he was one of God’s children, and should be left to God to judge his actions. What we should celebrate is the lives that will be saved because this man has been removed. Celebrate the destruction of evil and a loss for Satan. Also be wary because once Satan has been challenged he will step up his efforts. We as God’s children need to renew and refresh our faith and step up our battle. We need to put on the armor of God and be ready with Him by our side to confront whatever Satan brings before us.
This brings me to a little irony to be taken from Sunday’s news. I found it interesting that as we were celebrating one of God’s children one of Satan’s own was being brought down. No coincidences, God was moving.
All for the Glory of God