Romans 3:15-17 (KJV)
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
I was reminded of this verse the other night! My husband was gone-playing a gig, and was not to return until the wee hours of the morning. I always wait up for him to get home. We live on a real quiet street, so imagine my surprise when I heard a bunch of commotion just outside my front door! My dog began growling and barking at the window. I was sitting in my chair, listening to Country music, and the sound of 10-20 cars could be heard, screeching up and down my street. This, and the barking, caused me to jump to my feet and look out the window to see what had so greatly disturbed my dog. At least 20 young men were exiting their cars and running to a house just two doors down from me. I thought it was a late night party taking place, so I sat back down.
I had just made myself comfortable, when I heard two shots ring out! I quickly turned off the lights in my house and called the police. While on the phone with them, I heard two more shots. As I peeked out the window, I saw these same young men running to their cars to make a quick get-away.
Remember…I was here alone with my eight year old up stairs-sleeping. My neighbor lady was also alone.
The next morning, I went early to her house to see if she was ok. She told me the chilling story of how these young men banged on her door, trying to get in. She told them she was calling the police on them -so they left.
Was this a home invasion two doors down? Was it a gang taking revenge on one of their own or a rival gang? Was it a domestic dispute gone wrong? I have not heard…but the young men running to that house had one thing on their mind, and that was to spill blood!
The world we live in today, seems to be at war-in every sense of the word! Many people do not know the way of Peace! God is out of the equation…it’s all about doing your own thing…doing what is right in your own eyes!
I thank God for watching over my neighbors, and myself and my son. He sent His angels to keep stand guard over us…He made a hedge of protection to surround us!
I don’t know about the rest of you…but I’m so glad that I have a relationship with God Almighty, His Son, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit!