Proverbs 24:17-18 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
The sad tale is this: SIX soldiers and LEOs have fallen COMPLETELY this week and those are only from the United States. Cautionary tales, each, as are all of the references herein and in all our GodSmack blogs!
Otherwise, this blog documents the wondrous acts of God who says He is angry with the wicked, every day!
In Rome, four died and several were injured in a roadside bombing near the Pyramids: https://twitter.com/i/events/1078750313958408192
In Congolese their elections were marred by delays and Ebola fears: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/30/africa/congo-delayed-election/index.html?utm_source=fbCNNi&utm_campaign=africa&utm_medium=social
Is that talking about the 608 cases of Ebola that have been reported in the Congo?: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/02/health/ebola-600-cases-africa-intl/ yes, yes it is.
In Bangladesh, at least 16 died in election-related violence: http://time.com/5490498/bangladesh-election-violence-deaths/
In Philippines, a major earthquake (7.0) has struck: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/28/world/philippines-earthquake/index.html
In Russia there was a gas explosion at an apartment block: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/death-toll-jumps-37-russian-gas-blast-083553122.html 37 dead thus far.
In ‘merica, the US government is still shut down: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/04/politics/trump-calling-shutdown-strike/index.html Trump says it could last for months, or even years: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/us/politics/democrats-trump-meeting-government-shutdown.html Then he says he will declare a national emergency then he can just do what he wants to do: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46763940
A Danish passenger train hit falling cargo from a freight train; seven people have been confirmed dead – thus far: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/03/681919745/death-toll-rises-as-new-details-emerge-in-danish-train-accident
Border Patrol is using tear gas, pepper spray against rock-throwing migrants from the Caravan: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/01/us/california-border-patrol-gas-migrants/
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America had more than 150,000 shootings, in the last five years – – here’s a map of locations: https://www.thetrace.org/2018/12/gun-violence-shooting-map-data/
In England, apparently “machete fight” is a thing: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-46728762?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_england&ns_linkname=english_regions
There are SIX primary reasons that “Nones” are walking away from church: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/newwineskins/6-reasons-why-the-nones-are-walking-away-from-church/
Nobody wants to host the Oscars, right now: https://www.theringer.com/movies/2019/1/3/18166563/oscars-host-kevin-hart-fiasco
The same flu virus that caused the 1918 pandemic is back this year: https://www.salon.com/2019/01/02/the-same-flu-virus-that-caused-the-1918-pandemic-is-back-this-year/ 50 million died that first time…
What more will the Lord God do in 2019? Let us be thankful, and look forward to it.