I was reading a story today about a man in Los Angeles who took the lives of his wife, his five very young kids and himself after he and his wife lost their jobs and could not put the pieces of this thing in my head. How does someone see this as the only solution?
I mean if you want to shoot yourself in the head Mr. “no-way-out” by all means, do it. Being a coward is a tough thing to live with. Sure, it would make life for your family very hard but at least they would still have a life and a chance.
But how do you point a gun at your babies, eight years old and under, and pull the trigger not once, but five times on them, then on your wife, then on yourself? And all because you and your wife got fired from your jobs?
At some point a man needs to step up and be a man. Life is tough. God knows that everyday is a struggle to maintain our masculinity and position of authority. But for the life of me I cannot fathom how a person does this.
I was flabbergasted today. Left without words. Totally shocked by this to the point of confusion. That doesn’t happen to me much. Maybe it was because it was so close to home for me. I mean, I have a wife and five kids too. Not as young as those, but still, kids that need a mom and dad. It just rocked me to the core reading the story.
Now all I can think is that there are relatives left with the task of making sense of this all. They need prayer. Lots of it. So if you pray, please lift that family up in prayer that they would be protected, covered, blessed in some way by all of this and that they could find peace somewhere in the midst of this tragedy.