My heart sank listening to the news that a crazed gunman killed 59 people attending a concert in Las Vegas.
What a sickening, senseless tragedy.
President Trump called it an act of pure evil.
As a nation:
- We seek answers as we try to make sense out of this shooting spree.
- We mourn the victims and give our condolences.
- We pray for peace and love.
Many of us ask God, why?
Why would He allow such a thing to happen? His Word warns us in 2 Timothy 3:13 that evil people will flourish.
But my heart was lifted listening to President Trump quote Scripture in the time of tragedy.
He cited Psalm 34:18 when he said:
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve.”
As our President pointed out:
- We search for meaning in the chaos, but the answers don’t come easy.
- It’s our love that defines us today and always will, forever.
Alluding to Matthew 12:21, Trump said:
“We can take solace that even the darkest place can be brightened by a single light, and terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope.”
As Christians, we know that Jesus Christ is that ray of hope for all nations.
Our nation is not without hope.
I Think of Isaiah 60:1 and know there is a light that shines in a country’s darkest hour.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”
Watch this powerful 5-minute video of President Trump soothing a nation’s wound with the Word of God.
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