I have been wanting to write down some thoughts in light of the recent event in Las Vegas….but I feel a bit numb to it all. I say that by way of confession. I don’t want to be numb…I don’t want to grow callused to human tragedy….I don’t want to grow insensitive to the pain of people. Yet when I first heard the news of the shooting in Las Vegas my immediate response was not shock or horror but more of a sad resignation and apathy. Lord forgive me!!!!
I don’t know how you respond to wave after wave of tragic news that you hear. Let’s pray for each other that we never lose at sense of repulsion toward evil…and that we never lose a sense of compassion for those who are caught in the cross fire of evil. May we be more like Jesus who “Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.” Matt 9:36-37
Let’s allow these events to deaden our attachment to this world and enliven our longing for the Kingdom of God to be seen more and more in it’s beauty and for King Jesus to be acknowledged as the only answer to the fallenness of mankind.
Let’s gather tomorrow morning and worship the King, and be reminded of His truth. Hope to see you then.