A few thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden.
- God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Yet God also laughs at man’s rebellious attempts, Islamic or otherwise, to overthrow the supremacy of the Lord Jesus. I don’t want to get carried away with glee over the death of an evil man, but as a redeemed sinner I can smile today in the knowledge that God’s justice is sure.
- Bin Laden’s death day was divinely appointed, after a long life of violence and hatred, and despite a superpower’s best efforts to kill him for almost ten years. God does permit such evil men to live on. Still:
Truly You set them in slippery places;
You make them fall to ruin.
How they are destroyed in a moment,
swept away utterly by terrors! (Psalm 73)
- Thinking back to that September 11, would anyone have predicted that the US would fall to its knees—not to terrorists, but to creditors? The nation’s finances have become the greatest threat to Americans’ national security. Bin Laden’s death is significant but this triumph will be quickly forgotten.
- How awesome are the elite soldiers of Seal Team Six! Supported by tireless intelligence work, their brave assault produced a stunning victory. The operation was meticulously executed by men honed by the daily grind of disciplined training. There are no casual weekend reservists on this team. These men are on-mission.
Onward, Christian what?