Our country is pretty divided at the moment, it usually is anyhow but it is about two young men who were part of a group caught trafficking drugs to Indonesia. Subsequently after many years in prison, they have been executed at gun point. There is much more to the story as the Australian Federal Police knew of the young people’s intentions before they left Australia & they even tipped off the Indonesian police, thus becoming compliant in the death penalty from what I understand.
In all of this the two young men came to profess Christ & displayed reform in their lives in prison but as many would know there still remains consequences for our actions even if God saves by Grace. As Christians who trust in God’s Word we also understand the brutality of Rome & governments that rule for power or pleasure. While I think of Herod (the great) I could also think of King David.
As you may know, many are looking to lay blame & rightly so from a… was it just perspective, many have taken the high moral ground looking down on the drug traffickers who themselves bring misery & death through the substances that come by their hand.
In all of the media calamity, the cries of injustice & the cries for mercy & compassion, the pain & loss for family & friends… one thing I know for sure as I live by faith. As far as death is concerned it is not the end, as far as God’s justice is concerned it is not the end.
The young men declined the use of blindfolds & sang Amazing Grace as they faced their execution squad…
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.