Thursday, July 7, 2011

Casey Anthony

Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've heard something about the Casey Anthony trial and have some opinion on it.  I honestly watched none of the trial and knew little to no information about it until yesterday on my drive to my internship.  I knew she was found not guilty and people were pretty dang upset about it.  All morning on the radio I heard people calling in with their view on things and parts of the trial that made it seem like there was no way she was innocent.  I was crying at one point on the trip because it's just so emotionally overwhelming, especially since the DJ was getting really emotional because she has a 2 year old son.

But then I found myself thinking 'God can forgive her, no matter if she did it or not'.  I turned off my radio at this point and just sat there and prayed for her.  In God's eyes, her sins (whatever they may be) are no worse than anything you or I have ever done...and we're no better than her.  This is where the grace and love of Christ comes in.  Without Christ taking my sin and giving me His righteousness, I'd be destined for hell for the "not so bad" things that I've done.  When it comes down to it, without Christ we're all the same sinners destined for the same end.

I know this isn't a popular idea and it's super challenging.  It's much easier for me to be angry and bitter at a woman that may have ruthlessly killed her little girl.  It's a horrible crime that should never be committed by anyone.  But nothing is too horrible of a crime for God.  Christ's grace is sufficient for ALL sins.  How amazing for us.  How blessed we are.

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9

Praise the Lord that I'm weak and His grace and power can be made perfect in a weak sinner like me.


Affton said...

Katie, I too had a similar response to the verdict of Casey Anthony. Initially I was beyond mad at how she could have done such horrible acts and then be found not guilty. Quickly I was reminded that the unfathomable act of murder of a child is no worst than my daily sin.

Katie said...

Yeah it's very humbling. Granted, I don't think this crime should go unpunished in this world so it's still frustrating. I think the most frustrating part is that the whole case is over now...if she's "not guilty" then who is? But it's all a part of God's plan and purpose and I just need to remember that.