What Are We Honoring
Drug Dealer Shot To Death
I am in no way trying to make it seem as if a murder of a man is not a tragedy. I know the people involved here previously from work. I believe they are in a state of shock. When a drug dealer is shot to death by other "dealers" I do have a hard time feeling sorry for them though. Then to see an obituary practically putting them into heaven I wonder just what these people are thinking.
Billy Bob departed this life and entered eternal life December, 2010. A beautiful, bright light and bundle of energy, was a graduate of Township High School. He attended the State University and the University of. Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, paternal grandmother, He leaves to cherish his beautiful light and life, a loving fiancée, son, and daughter, devoted mother, special dad, father, adoring grandmother, siblings,aunts and uncles, cousins, a host of other relatives and loved ones to miss and honor bright light. Funeral service will be held in his local church.
I changed the names and other details but wonder just what kind of "beautiful light" a life of dealing drugs was? I guess some will call me names and think I am just cold hearted. We have a serious drug problem in this area of Ohio and dealers abound in the streets. Murders are common place in this part of town and the police can never have enough time to handle it all. We need more law enforcement than is possible to be placed in the streets.
Where were all these loving people when this man was a boy? Why did they let him get into the business of dealing drugs? If all these people loved him so much why did they condone such a life style? Why did they enable him to keep this life going? I must ask more questions that could fill up several pages on such a subject. Yet, there is one question left! Where was the Christian to show him the Way, the Truth, and the Life? Where was the concern for a soul damned to Hell? As I said I knew one from prior work, merely an acquaintance, and not very well. I knew there were some drug problems but not to what extent. I knew more from rumors and hear say than fact or firsthand.
I know the loss of a loved one people go back to a simpler time in the life of that loved one for memories. I too did that when my dad passed. But the truth is shown in the life they lived. How much longer will we glorify the defiled and reprobate, depraved lost person? Our taxes go to support them and we are supposed to mourn their death? They steal to support their "job" they kill when cheated, and innocent people are harmed at an alarming rate. When is it enough? People are afraid to be outside because of drive by shootings and sadly enough it is no longer at night. Many neighborhoods are as unsafe in the day now as it is in the night.
We are fighting wars overseas but the home front war on terrorism (drug dealers) is a lost cause. Police respond after the fact out of fear for their own safety, one I cannot blame them. Our schools are breeding grounds for furthering the "lifestyle" of making great money, driving awesome cars, and having the "hottest" women. Young teenagers are recruited for the trade. They are promised the best of the world compared to the nothing they currently have. Hey, who could blame them for wanting all the treasures of the world? But the one TRUE treasure they have spurned. The life only found through Jesus Christ.
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God I pray, we your people, will have the heart and the love to reach these needing your love and forgiveness. I pray God your mercy will be on us as we go to the streets proclaiming Jesus as the Saviour. God I pray we will be blessed by you to have the courage when confronted to declare Jesus Christ as the Great Physician, the great healer. God I pray you give us the words to speak salvation by grace through faith that these on the streets will open their hearts through the conviction of Your Holy Spirit and hear the Gospel of repentance. God give us the ability to take back our neighborhoods by standing for the Cross of Calvary. God I pray you restore the lives of those burdened by the stain of drugs, reconcile them to you that we may live safely in our homes and not fear day to day. And God I pray, those mentioned in this death notice above will find TRUE peace as only you give, that they may hear your Word and know you are the Living God. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
One last quote, drug dealers never retire they are killed by their "friends".