I found the reaction to the news of Osama bin Laden's death most interesting. I cannot recall another instance in my lifetime when huge crowds of people gathered spontaneously in the streets of our major cities to celebrate a death, but that is exactly what happened.
Perhaps what happened is not unlike the cheering that will take place when the two witnesses of Revelation 11 are killed by the Antichrist, and lie dead on the streets of Jerusalem for all to see for 3 1/2 days during the tribulation. At that time there will be a huge celebratiion over their death...for their ministry on earth, annoying to unbelievers, will have finally ended.
And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
So, how should believers react to Osama bin Laden's death? While we all feel a sense of comfort and relief with justice being done over the fact that his reign of terror has ended, we should be saddened over the horror bin Laden is facing right now, and will face for all of eternity for bowing to his pagan god allah. Just the thought of a godless eternity should be more than we can bear.
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You. The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity. You destroy those who speak falsehood; The LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live.
God desires for sinners to repent rather than to perish. It is not His will that any should be lost, but that all might come to faith in Jesus Christ. But, perish it will be without choosing Him. All are sinners...including you and me...and Osama bin Laden. All need the Savior, and in this life we must choose to serve Him. Have you chosen Him, and confessed Him as Lord? You must be very sure!