The best guns are the ones never shot. Unfortunately Justin Borque did not know that. After a man hunt that lasted approximately 29 hours, the New Brunswick RCMP had their guy. Now before you go on about how it took such a long time, you must consider that last time there was a man hunt in New Brunswick it took 4 months to find that guy. The RCMP did a great job keeping everyone safe. There were no reported civilian casualties aside from those three RCMP officers who were unfortunately ambushed, at least that’s what they said in the news.
Justin Borque murdered three people, but when it came time for his arrest, not a shot was fired. This is remarkable. It must have been tempting to get revenge on your friends and colleagues. I feel bad for the families who are now forced to live lives without them.
Some people may blame God for “allowing” this to happen, but we can be assured that He was at least as frustrated at these events as we were. It was not His fault that this happened. Why do you think it ended so quickly? Where was He? He was guiding the RCMP officers to find Mr. Borque quickly! Don’t you know it’s nearly impossible to find one man in the dark without divine intervention?
So God is to be praised for bringing peace back to the city of Moncton. Everyone involved contributed to a very good work of His. Much love was shown in the whole process, even in the midst of anger and tragedy. The police could have killed Justin Borque right then and there when they found him, but they didn’t. Now Justin will have a long time to do nothing but think of the waste of time he put the city of Moncton through.
I still don’t understand why people think that guns solve problems though, seems to me like they just create more. Have we learned nothing from the wars of the past? If the RCMP through the grace of God can arrest a man without firing a shot, why do people feel the need to arm up? Put the guns down. Seriously. If the RCMP can do it, so can you. Next time you have a problem, try talking to someone instead of shooting them, taking a city hostage, and filling many of my friends who live there with fear. God’s going to get rid of weapons eventually, may as well recycle them into something useful for the time being.
I’d like to close with this passage. from Isaiah 2:1-5
The Mountain of the Lord
2 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2 In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and all nations will stream to it.
3 Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.
5 Come, descendants of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the Lord.