God knows the truth to unsolved mysteries. As a detective bureau sergeant I was involved in a case that left us searching for answers. An elderly female was murdered by blunt force trauma to the head. Eventually we developed a pretty good theory as to the perpetrator, but we could not prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. So the killer remains free. Frustrating, is it not?
When dealing with unsolved crimes, I often lean on Scripture that assures us there are no mysteries with God. Psalm 69:8 says, “O god, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.” Proverbs 28:17-18 proclaims, “If one is burdened with the blood of another, he will be a fugitive until death, let no one help him. Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.”
The internal sense of justice within me—something that drove me to a career in law enforcement—wants to see all wrongs made right immediately. But I am reminded that God says in Romans 12:19, “…“Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
God’s justice system is far superior to the criminal justice system. There will be a final judgment when every wrong will be made right. He has offered us a ticket to “get out of jail” through His Son, Jesus Christ, but we need to respond to His call. Have you responded to the knowledge that Jesus is Lord of all, grasped the understanding that He is the narrow path to heaven (His words, not mine), and trust that He is your Savior? Having this kind of knowledge, understanding, and trust will radically change your life! (Chapter Five—My Partner was a Bank Robber—will shed more light on this topic.)