It is in times like this that we as believers need to be real. We need to join with the family and friends of this senseless tragedy and offer them whatever kind of support they might need. People all over this nation are looking for answers as to why? Whether you are a believer or non-believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are asking the same questions… Why?
While I don’t have the answer to that question, I do know the one who does. He is the only hope we have to hold on too in these times of heartache. As a parent, I can’t even comprehend the pain that these parents are feeling. I can’t offer any answers to their questions, but I can offer them love… the Love of Christ. I can be there as they need a shoulder to cry on. I can be there to hold their hand as they walk through this painful, sorrowful journey. I can be there to pray with and for them. I can be there to be Christ to them. The only two images I have in my head at this moment is the children and the parents of the ones who have been lost. And in those images, I see the same person… Christ! Christ as He holds the hand of the child dying and as He embraces the parents.
With all this being said, it should act as a powerful reminder that there are hurting lost people all around us who believe in Christ as our Lord and Savior. People don’t just snap… they all give some sort of warning sign that they are hurting. And in those moments of pain, we make stupid choices and more times than not, they effect many people around us. The enemy holds no prisoners. He could careless who and what his lies effects. The Bible tells us that He is on the prowl and looks to seek and destroy. And while that is true, here is another powerful truth we hold on too during these times and what we need to convey to the hurting world around us, the war has been WON! The enemy has been defeat in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!
My prayers and thoughts go out to all those families who have been effected by this tragedy. Help can be found if you or anyone who needs help at 1-800-NEED-HIM or at the Our Walk with Jesus website, https://bradnd24.wordpress.com/