I have talked on radio and TV for years here in Albuquerque New Mexico about the violence in New Mexico…..I have shared my Biblical perspective on violent crime in New Mexico, by sharing it here at FGGAM and now on the HUB of New Mexico. …it is out of control. We got this word last yesterday afternoon that our Dear Friend Franchesca Stevens of Albuquerque, who is about to start Chemo for breast cancer, was in a store that was robbed, she was forced to the floor as the thugs beat the owner of the store with a sledge hammer and tazed him several times. Here is Franchesca’s story in her own words……….
Another exciting day in my life. Today as I was the only customer in a local coin shop, two men came in and robbed the place. I was forced to lie on the floor with my head down as the robbers ransacked the place, broke display cases, and tazed and hit the owner in the head with a sledgehammer. A few minutes later, the owner shot one of the robbers in the back twice and the two then escaped. The robber who was shot later died at the hospital. It was horrible to lie on the carpet and hear everything that was going on and not be able to help the owner nor know if they were going to turn on me next. Thankfully, the shop owner, Jim Coad, is reported to be doing well and I was not tazed, assaulted, raped or held hostage in a getaway car. I would trade the last couple of years for some peace about now. My chemo starts Friday. KOB TV STORY HERE
Thank you for sharing Franchesca, we are praying for you as you, for peace and as you start your chemo treatments and we are also praying for the full recovery of Jim, in Jesus name, Amen!
Now of late, thieves are stealing bags of mail out of mail trucks in Albuquerque, they already have been stealing it out of mail boxes, looking for W-4 form and other things. Crime is everywhere in Albuquerque, from home invasions, to road rage, etc…
Romans 1:27-29God’s Wrath against Sin
…27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,…
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure– you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.
May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent.
for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.