Pastor, Faith Street Ministries
But we are anything but comforted while hearing rapid fireworks that are actually back-to-back bullets into a crowd of unsuspecting concert goers. Chaos triumphs over celebration as the reality sinks in.
This isn’t a war movie or a documentary. It’s a real and horrific event.
Isaiah 59:19 tells us when ther enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the lord will lift up a standard against him. We surely understand the word flood. Without a doubt this act was pure evil from the enemy of all mankind.
The lord is the only one who really understands. Jeremiah 46:11 says that the lord speaks of the balm of Gilead, a medicine to cure. Only the comfort of the lord can help heal the wounds of Las Vegas and the hurting family hearts of those taken and left behind.
Romans 8:26 instructs us to pray with divine direction and guidance when we find ourselves without words. We truly don’t know what to think or say. But we cry out to the maker of Heaven and Earth. Lord, please touch and comfort and heal the deep hurts brought on by this tragedy. David said in Psalms 23, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you are with me. Your rod and staff they comfort me. There are no magic words or phrases to make sense of this event.” But we know and we pray that the strength of almighty God to carry us all through this. It seems like our petty differences are somehow temporarily forgotten in a time such as this. We once again unite together as one nation, one people of one hurting and compassionate heart. Jesus himself took our place in death so we might have eternal life through him. He faced tragedy for us all. And right now he is praying for Las Vegas and America and the world that we may somehow be healed of this terrible wound.
I’ll end with a prayer, please join me:
Lord, please reach down your loving arms of compassion to all who are hurting and please bring the healing that only you can. We lift all these needs up to you as we ask for your help to see us through this tragedy. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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