On the 29th of November, I received a call to say terror had once again returned to the streets of London, as two members of the public were killed and several others injured when, convicted terrorist Usman Khan, carried out a vicious and deadly knife attack
Before being shot dead by police
officers, civilians bravely intervened to stop him, undoubtedly saving
many more lives and injuries; many have hailed these people as heroes.
one of the group was a convicted murderer himself, who killed a
21-year-old woman with the mental age of a 15-year-old. She was
strangled and had her throat cut in what can only be described as a
random act of violence.
He had attended the prisoner
rehabilitation conference at Fishmongers’ Hall, where Khan began this
attack. He was one of several ex-offenders who intervened that day; they
were all either on day release from prison or had been released on
licence. Yet, they intervened.
I think this helps us to understand
that no-one is fully evil or fully good, but God looks at our hearts.
That’s why He chose David to be King, despite knowing he would be an
adulterer and a murderer. Today, you might feel that you are beyond
redemption, but my prayer for 2020 is that you will see the potential
you have for good in your life, and will experience the hope of
salvation through Christ Jesus.
Let’s pray together, Father God, help us to see ourselves as you see us, Amen