Authorities in Texas are stating that Sunday’s mass shooting that left 26 dead in a small Baptist church, did not appear to be religiously motivated. Freeman Martin, the Regional Director of the
Texas Department of Public Safety stated, “The massacre appeared to stem from a domestic situation.” But he didn’t elaborate further.
It seems that the shooter’s mother-in-law sometimes attended First Baptist church and the speculation is that she was Devin Kelley’s primary target.
So the Department of Public Safety said it wasn’t about religion and the President said it wasn’t about guns.
But with all respect to the police and the President, because Kelley shot up a church and not a supermarket, it was about religion and because he used a gun and not a stick it was about guns.
But ultimately the shooting was about sin and unfortunately it is an indictment of a society that has failed.
We can talk about mental health issues and gun control issues, but ultimately the failure is that we live in a society that has rejected God. And as the Prophet Hosea warned us, “For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”
But while society may have rejected God, God hasn’t rejected us, He is just waiting for us to return.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.