El Paso Times April 4, 2011:
There were 183 homicides in March and about 600 so far this year in the Mexican border city.
The senseless killing continues.
The violence never sleeps.
America’s addition to drugs has a bloody high price tag on both sides of the river–lives lost in on a fake “high”–lives lost on dusty streets.
These words of the Prophet Micah to Israel scare me a bit:
9 Listen! The LORD is calling to the city—
and to fear your name is wisdom—
“Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.[a]
10 Am I still to forget, O wicked house,
your ill-gotten treasures
and the short ephah,[b] which is accursed?
11 Shall I acquit a man with dishonest scales,
with a bag of false weights?
12 Her rich men are violent;
her people are liars
and their tongues speak deceitfully.
13 Therefore, I have begun to destroy you,
to ruin you because of your sins.
14 You will eat but not be satisfied;
your stomach will still be empty.[c]
You will store up but save nothing,
because what you save I will give to the sword.
15 You will plant but not harvest;
you will press olives but not use the oil on yourselves,
you will crush grapes but not drink the wine.
16 You have observed the statutes of Omri
and all the practices of Ahab’s house,
and you have followed their traditions.
Therefore I will give you over to ruin
and your people to derision;
you will bear the scorn of the nations.
Could it be God is on the move in ways we do not want to see?