His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Did God cry last night?


God crying

Ferguson Missouri. There is pain on all sides. There is suffering on all sides. There is anger scattered throughout. It mixed and boiled over last night.

It makes me sad, to see all the anger. I think it makes God sad too, looking at His children behave this way. But it’s part of who we are; broken, self-centered, childish children of God. Yes, I think God cried last night. Pain may have filled God’s heart, seeing the pain of His children.

What’s the answer? What can our society do as a group to fix what caused the pain and anger in Ferguson? I don’t know. But I know what each of us can do as individuals. Seek a close, intimate relationship with our Father God. In that relationship, we will find peace. And this peace from God can overflow us, and spill onto those around us.

The solution to the Ferguson syndrome comes from God, not man.


Author: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

5 thoughts on “Did God cry last night?

  1. I do not know how to respond to things like this other than grieve. I believe the bigger tragedy is that we still identify with those who share our own race and that’s probably not going to change this side of eternity. If we were to see both the young man and the police officer as our brothers (rather than as thugs deserving justice without mercy) maybe we would see differently. May God help the hate in our hearts…

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  2. Thank you for your post, it is similar to the one I posted on my Facebook page. It is unfortunate a young man lost his life. It is also unfortunate a young officer took that life. I don’t know what happened between them that night but Father does.

    As people of God, we must do our best to see things through Father’s eyes and yes, I believe He wept. I believe that His heart was and is still heavy because those created in His image could behave in such a way. The answer was and always will be to seek the Father’s face and allow His hand to work things out.

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  3. AMEN!


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