Last Wednesday Delaware made the national news for the wrong reason. About a mile from where I taught high school for ten years, a police officer was shot and killed in a Wawa parking lot. Like a casualty in Call of Duty, Halo or Gears of War, Corporal Steven Ballard’s life was taken in cold blood.
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes, James 4:14.
While I am not blaming video games on his death, violent content causes desensitization. When individuals play hours upon hours of these mature games, the human mind can lose touch with reality. You can’t hit a reset button when someone you love passes away. Rather, life is precious, fragile as you only have one life to live.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly, John 10:10.
According to one of Jesus’ disciples, Satan is like a thief trying to ruin your life. This occurs through demonic forces attempting to steal your joy, kill dreams and destroy families. Bad decisions and poor choices lead some to become an accomplice to evil. May the tragedy of this officer’s life serve as a warning to those wandering into murky waters. Think, reflect and pray as life is not a video game.
by Jay Mankus