After 10 years of hunting for him, the U.S. finally found and killed Osama bin Laden. Terrorism won’t cease, but his death at the hands of U.S. forces does several things:
-It brings some sort of closure to the relatives of those who died as a result of terrorism.
-It brings justice. He was a mass murderer and he received the death sentence.
-It enhances the U.S.’s image in the world, that we aren’t going to rest until terrorism has been stamped out.
-It will hopefully bring Pakistan and the U.S. even closer together as allies in the fight against terrorism.
-It may result in Al Qaeda being less effective now that their head and source of funding has been eliminated.
We should pray for a number of things:
-That any attempts at revenge for the killing of bin Laden will be unsuccessful.
-That Pakistan especially will be protected and that its leaders will remain strong in the commitment to defeat terrorism.
-That the people’s movements in North Africa and the Middle East will result in moderate democracies, and that any power voids will not be filled by Islamic militants.
-That our troops will be protected and that we will prevail in Afghanistan.
-That the Islamic World will realize terrorism isn’t the way, but is counter-productive and goes against the teachings of the Qur’an.
We are living in historic times. The finding and killing of Osama bin Laden is historic. The people’s rebellions in the Arab World are historic. Sadly, the natural disasters we’ve been experiencing around the world are also historic.