I took my crew to the new Batman movie this afternoon. I had promised the kids we would go, but I must admit that I almost canceled our plans after the horrific massacre in Aurora, CO. Not out of fear, but out of respect for those who had lost their lives.
The movie was good. Very good. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
But how do we make sense of such a senseless act of violence? The largest mass shooting in America? Carefully thought-out, cold-bloodily calculated, with an apartment booby-trapped in such a sophisticated way that the police had to perform a controlled detonation to remove the dangers inherent in accessing the apartment?
We don’t. We don’t make sense of it any more than we make sense of the Oklahoma City bombing or 911, or the bombing of airliners over Lockerbie, or any other number of senseless crimes that take lives, that scar people deeply, whether it be on a large scale or a small one-to-one abusive scale. Both of which can be just as traumatizing.
So where is our security? Where is our safety?
Psalm 12 states:
5: “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs,”
Yes, in the movie, the Black Knight rises. But here in scripture, which is truth, we see that the real knight will now arise, and will place us; will place me in the safety for which I long.