Sunday, May 1, 2011

Justice Has Been Done

Tonight is a night which I will remember all of my life. Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the mass murder of September 11th, was killed in Pakistan. Nothing can be said or written about how profoundly changed the lives of thousands of Americans were as a result of the hate and cowardice of one man. President Obama said it well:

" ... we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world.  The empty seat at the dinner table.  Children who were forced to grow up without their mother or their father.  Parents who would never know the feeling of their child’s embrace."

Most of us will never know the pain that still torments those who lost their fathers, wives, husbands, and children that horrible day - but tonight we can say with certainty that the murderer of their loved ones has been brought to justice. No, Osama will never see the inside of a courtroom. But I still take heart. He will not ever see the justice that a gallows has to offer, but still... I take heart tonight. I take heart because tonight he faces the justice of an almighty God. The God that has been at the side of all of the widows whose husbands did not wake up by their side on September 12th 2001. The God of Love - counselor, redeemer, creator, but so importantly tonight: judge. I take heart that there was no cave, compound, or network of terror which could protect bin Laden from the fate that he deserved.

What a great night for not just America, but for those who love justice everywhere. God bless America.

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