Many solutions to public shootings are being suggested in the media and social networks. Based upon the variety of suggestions and the passion behind them, the problem is complicated.
Actually, the problem is very complicated but the solution is quite simple.
It’s complicated from a causative viewpoint. What would possess one to shoot young children and/or strangers? What a twisted concept of life Adam Lanza must have had!
It’s complicated from a preventive view point, considering how to locate and treat those who suffer from mental illness and twisted viewpoints by making mental health more available before tragedy strikes.
And it’s complicated from a limitation viewpoint, suggesting that our teachers be trained to carry guns into the schools, or having armed guards at every school, or even restrict citizen from having access to weapons just in case they go crazy.
However, there is a simple solution. God has invited Christians to take proactive, positive and effective action to protect our country, children and schools.
The simple fact of it is this: If God’s people do not humble themselves, and pray, and seek God’s face, and turn from our wicked ways, the next public shooting will be on us. We will be very responsible for it.
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14.
“The effective, fervent prayer of righteous people avails much.” James 5:16.