May 23, 2023 - Good Morning! It's Tuesday, May 23.
On this day, about 90 years ago, an infamous event happened about 90 miles from Center, Texas. A posse of lawmen laid a trap and ambushed a car. They poured 130 rounds of ammunition into that car, and when the firing finally stopped, 25-year-old Clyde Barrow and 23-year-old Bonnie Parker lay dead.
Clyde had been released from prison just two years earlier, and, in that two years, he and Bonnie had crisscrossed the country, in a crime spree that captured the headlines and made them celebrities. During that time the Barrow Gang also murdered 12 people - nine of them law enforcement officers.
The funerals for those policemen probably only attracted a few hundred mourners. But when Bonnie Parker was laid to rest, over 20,000 showed up to mourn her passing. Sometimes it seems like wrong is right, and we ask God why good people suffer while the evil prosper. In chapter 12 of Proverbs, we receive this truth - "There is a way that seems right unto men, but it is a way that leads to death".
Meet you back here tomorrow,