Sunday, November 29, 2015


I haven't written in a month.  A lot has been going on I don't want to get into.

I was watching one of my favorite movies "Horsemen."  If you can't handle torture scenes I don't recommend this movie.  Anyway, it got me thinking about revenge.  We think about revenge, we fantasize about revenge, sometimes we crave it.  We've been wronged and sometimes we want the other person to hurt like they hurt us.  This movie was all about that.  Four people form a group called, "We Are the Nothing" and they commit murders based on the four horsemen.  (SPOILERS) The first one kills her mother to make her father hurt for having molested her.  She goes by WAR, or the red horseman.  The second one was killed as the black horseman, and the body had a necklace representing the Scales of Justice.  The third horsemen killed himself to make his brother suffer by watching it, he was the pale horseman or green.  He represented DEATH.  Another body was then found and it represented PESTILENCE.  The final horseman, the white horseman who was the leader, we don't know if he dies, but in the end I think it assumes he lives since the detective (main character) finds him.  The white horseman turns out to be his son!  The son tells his father all of the horsemen were doing this to show parents who aren't in their kids lives they have a role to play.  It was all about revenge on the parents (or in the case of the green horseman his older brother).

Anyway, we often imagine what revenge would look like for us.  Some people actually play out that revenge.  But Romans 12:19 says

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.

As much as we may want revenge, we need to wait on God's timing because He will avenge us.