Is it a coincidence that November 2009 (11/9) backwards is 911?
Unfortunately darkness is not limited to Fort Hood. We have witnessed our youth killing each other in the classroom, employees killing each other in the workplace and now soldiers killing fellow soldiers. Man's history is filled with darkness, suffering, pain and death. How does mankind get from darkness to light? From despair to hope? And how do we participate in it? Jesus is the True Light. He alone has life to give. Human beings do not have life. When John the Baptist came on the scene, he was asked, "Who are you?" He said, I am the one who will point out the Life Source. The one who can take man from death and mortality to life and immortality. Jesus is not just a man, not just the Son of Man-he is the Godman. He shared our history, but came from God's history. He experienced pain, suffering and death; but because he is God, death could not hold him. He invites us to come with him on the journey from man's history to God's history-from death to life. Life can't be bought or earned. It's a free gift-really! Like John the Baptist, those who believe in Jesus are pointing the world to him who freely gave his life so that we may live eternally with him.