"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body."
~ Proverbs 16:24
"Answer us and save us by Your power so the people You love will be rescued."
~ Psalm 108:6 NCV
Three doors down & around the bend from our trailer near 11:30 p.m. Wed nite a young man was murdered . . . my hub heard the shots, our oldest daughter thought it was just "blanks" . . . this morning as I had to take our youngest to another bus stop due to hers being "taped off" we found out those shots had not been blanks . . .
As of yet we are not truly sure of what took place . . . rumors, speculation, gossip are presently on the make . . . I do know this thou - the young man was 20, his car crashed into a tree , he died of gunshot wounds to his torso, the killers have not been apprehended . . .
And even thou it is not a proven fact . . . I have no doubt that someone's heart is broken . . . a mother/father? grandmother/grandfather? sister/brother? aunt/uncle? child?
Not fully knowing nor understanding the events I find myself with questions for whom ever was involved . . . my main question being -
. . . was it worth it? was it REALLY worth it?
Was it worth taking a life over - drugs? money? his car? his clothes?
Was it worth taking a life because - he talked to your girlfriend? he gave you a look? a hand gesture? because he was on your "turf"?
Was it worth risking lifes due to your pride being bruised? your image tarnished?
Really . . . really was it really worth it?
God, I can't figure out or measure Your love, but I can thank You for it. Help me to trust the height and depth of it. Amen