I am greatly sadden that Osama bin Laden is dead, it brings me great mourning that in all likely-hood he was not able to be won to Christ. That another man whom was created by God who was known when he was in his mothers womb would be lost forever that when I who is just as undeserving of being in heaven will not see him along side me. Let me say that again, We are no more deserving to enter heaven as this man was, as it says in Romans 3:10 "As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;" Yet by grace (through Christ death and resurrection) we are given a great opportunity to not only receive this grace but to go out and share it.
What grieves me so much more is the celebration from our nation (united states) and from the Christians, what is so joyous about someone dying? If your father or mother did wrong to me shall I rejoice when you are mourning there body? And if we really are given this opportunity to share Christ with others what will your celebration gain you in regards to witnessing?
This celebration, this lust for blood that we had for this man, does it not go against the very words in the bible that we define ourselves as Christians? For it says in 1 John 3:15 "Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him." and again in 1 John 2:11 "But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him." Should we put ourselves to the test as it says in 2 Cor. 13:5 " 5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?" Should this be said that you who hate this man are sinning for is the law by which this man died under your hand or Gods? and who will rejoice in this great occasion? Shall we judge God to be glad at this time or is He (the spirit) grieved?
I fear that death has crept into our society as something we enjoy, I will be careful as to what I say in this topic as its focus is not the hows and whys, but what I urge is how much have we made this not relatable, as something natural? Death is not natural but was the payment for sin. And it is never the time to be joyed about sins payment, on yourself nor on someone else as for that man, Christ death has become vain to him.
I would say now is a time for us to mourn over Osama bin Laden, and for those whom will be going to hell by sins payment. And a time for us to remember that we too are not far from the same fate as it is only accepted grace that keeps us in Christ's arms.