Luke 1:50 And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
This is a very thought-provoking verse considering what is going on in our world right now. We have absolutely no fear of God in our culture, and yet when something like a mass shooting in a school happens, we have the audacity to ask, "Where was God?" What hypocrisy. We have slowly pushed God outside of almost every area of secular life. The precious little children and adults who died in that school the other day, perished in a place in which God was forbidden years ago. Really, what did we actually expect the end result would be to our Godless pursuit? Do we really have that much confidence in our fallen humanity? Obviously so.
Of course, the cry of the ignorant is, "Get rid of the guns!" Yes, they really do seem to believe that gun control is the answer. That tells me two things. First, they have never spent any time in Mexico where owning a gun is illegal, and yet it's one of the most dangerous places on earth. Second, it also tells me that they still do not get it.
God told the nation of Israel who had also turned its back on God in 2 Chronicles 7:13-14, When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
If we want God's mercy, we must fear Him. There is no other way.