There is a lot of crappy stuff happening in the world lately. Chemical attacks in Syria, floods ravaging the Midwest, Miley Cyrus dominates the news, and another shooting in our nation's capital.
Are you wondering about another shooting? What am I talking about?
In 2002, ex-soldier John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed 10 people and wounded 3 others during a three week killing spree.
Now, I am not exactly a news aficionado. Quite frankly, I get upset when I watch it because the horror of a world we are living in today, therefore I have to limit how much I watch the news.
The shooting that occurred this week brings to mind the shooting in 2002 but has anyone brought up that it has been 11 years since the country lived in fear for 3 weeks. How quick we were to forget though.
The timing of this weeks shooting is interesting. This past weekend, I read a review about the new film Blue Caprice that has just come out, recalling the tragedy.
This article is not to review or promote the movie but to acknowledge how as a nation we DO forget a fair share of the tragedies that occur in our nation.
Maybe it's the fact that there are too many to keep track of...
I was looking through my Bible trying to think of something that might give some encouragement or peace of mind and this verse struck me, hopefully it will resonate with others as well.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27