There are those events that make the world seem different afterward. One of those events happened on Monday of this week. Bill Lenz, the Senior Pastor of one of the largest and most influential evangelical churches in the Fox Valley died by his own hand. The shock of this event exploded with a force that impacts everyone and everywhere Bill touched in 35 years of faithful service to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today the faith of many will be shaken. Confusion will reign in many hearts and minds. Hopelessness will creep into the hearts of those who speculate that if such a one as this succumbs to the pressures of life then what chance is there for someone like me? Anger will be expressed both toward the Master and the messenger. These are the things that make today different than before.
The redemption in all of this is what has not changed.