“The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.”( 2Sam. 22:3)
“O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! Even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!” (Hab. 1:2)
Recently while I was walking with friends we saw some sort of a dispute between and a young man and a woman. I didn’t see the encounter at first but my friend said that it looked like there was some domestic violence taking place across the street. She had seen the man hit the woman. As I looked over the woman was walking behind the man and he turned around, stopped and said something to her and then slapped her. We yelled out at that point and the woman turned around and walked back towards us with her head down. We asked if she was ok but she just walked past us with her head down and the fellow was gone. This was something I had never witnessed before and it was rather surreal. The man did not seem at all concerned that he was hitting this woman in broad daylight in a very public area and I guess it made me realize that violence to many people today is just a natural way of expressing their anger and frustration. We do not seem to know how to control ourselves today and we just allow our natural feelings to express themselves. Without Christ in our lives it is very easy to feel this way as it is our natural reaction.