So I wake up this morning around 11:15 AM to find that some other van has hit some other crowd in some other city. Today, it happens to be Barcelona, Spain. It’s sad. It’s deplorable. It’s demonic. Vehicles are meant to be on the road, not in the crowd. As a blind person, vehicles on the road can be scary enough when crossing streets. God for bid I be in a crowd and all the sudden there’s a big truck or a van there. But, alas, I digress.
I get a text message from one of my favorite radio stations in the Phoenix area, indicating that an exhibition basketball game from one of my state’s universities will be canceled due to the Barcelona attack. Christians, I have a question for you.
You’re a Coptic Christian in Egypt. Terrorists have just blown up your church. What happens on Sunday morning? Of course, you’re sad. Of course, you’re grieving. But, Jesus is still Lord. From what I hear, when that happens, they have church in the old church yard. They still come for Sunday services in worship of the Trinity. Nine people were shot recently down in the Carolinas. They were having Bible study in an African-American church. It’s ridiculous that someone would do this, but that Church had Sunday services as though nothing happened. In fact, attendance went up at that AME Church.
When we cancel our life, so as to avoid terroristic occurrences, who wins? When we cancel church after a fire, who wins? When we don’t have services on Christmas day simply because it’s on Sunday, who wins?