On Feb. 14, 1929 at the SMC Cartage Company garage that once occupied 2122 N. Clark St that has become a part of Chicago lore continues on, on Valentine’s Day. Al Capone would have his day.
Every year on this day people go to the site which the building no longer remains standing with a morbid curiosity of what might have happened that fateful day.
Some believe that the killers were most likely members of Al Capone’s rival mob, locked in a gang war with Moran for control of the city’s lucrative bootlegging rackets.
No one “living at the time,” who was there was ever identified. None of the people who perpetrated the crime was ever identified.
Some say that, “the original massacre… was the classic case of a crime that to this day is unsolved. That’s the No. 1 rule: If you don’t talk, there’s no way that anything can be proven,” especially in those days before surveillance cameras. Dead men, as they say, tell no tales.”
As we opened our app this morning for our daily bible reading plan, it was from Matthew 27:1-29. How coincidental! (Oh, the providence of it all)
It was indeed a bloody day. However regarding this bloody day long, long ago, God was talking, He still is,
“when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned…and he went and hanged himself. (Matthew 27: 3-5)
then, concerning Jesus,
“Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” But he gave him no answer…Pilate said to them (the crowd), “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!” (Matthew 27 13-14; 22)
It is true, dead men, as they say, tell no tales. That’s the beauty of this old story!
“the sixth hour…Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit…the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’ (Matthew 27:50; 62-63;
But it didn’t and doesn’t end there! You cannot silence Jesus! He speaks still!
28 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” Matthew 28:1-7
Seekers of Jesus, look not with morbid curiosity, but with joyful, trusting hope in the God/Man Jesus, for He lives and has told all. Hear the Spirit tell His story of true love! Case Closed!