Osama Bin Laden is dead.
The man most notoriously remembered as the one who orchestrated the brutal attacks of 9/11, killing so many people out of hatred. Millions of Americans today broke out in impromptu celebrations and rejoiced over the death of a murderer.
But do you know what Jesus was doing today?
For every sinner who remains in their wicked ways, Jesus weeps. As they stand before him before the Throne of Grace, Jesus weeps as he embraces each of them one last time before they are never to be seen again. He watches as his beloved chooses not to come with him out of the depths of Hell.
"Why will you die? Come with me and Live!", He says. But they make their choice.
How can we rejoice while our Savior weeps over every unrepentant sinner? Rather, there is more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous. Let us sing for the saved and work with renewed vigor for the lost. God does not enjoy death but loves life.
The LORD takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked but rejoices over every saint who has repented. Shall we not follow our LORD's example? Enough of this wickedness!