Will we ever see justice in this world? Will we ever see it in our time? The quest for justice is a very old one. Over 3,000 years ago the Psalmist wrote a few lines about the seeming freedom with which violence is practiced. Malls, churches, theaters, classrooms are filled with blood. I have seen what a crime-scene filled with blood looks like – it is not pretty! The very blood flowing out of a car where a young man was senselessly shot five times in the head still haunts my mind. Where, oh, where is justice?
There is a judge who will bring ultimate justice, says the Psalmist:
“For the Lord is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.” Psalm 11:7
Justice flows from God because God is a God of rightness – a God who set the wrongs of our world right. On some days we do see justice as I saw in that courtroom when 10 peers of the accused found him guilty of murder. On many other days we wait in anguish for some justice. The promise of God is that God loves justice as much as you do and someday justice will come down the mountains to the valleys. – Ron Friesen