There isn’t really words for the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas this week. 59 people lost their lives and over 500 were injured. So many families ripped apart. The trauma of what happened will continue in many evil ways in those people’s lives for a long, long time.
It’s been hard to even think about. I can’t imagine how those involved are feeling. How could someone do such a thing? Even in our sin infested world, even knowing the depths of the sinner’s heart, it’s hard to fathom how someone could do such a thing.
We are filled with fear,
for we are trapped, devastated, and ruined.
Tears stream from my eyes
because of the destruction of my people!
My tears flow endlessly;
they will not stop
until the Lord looks down
from heaven and sees.
My heart is breaking
over the fate of all the [people] of my city.
My enemies, whom I have never harmed,
hunted me down like a bird.
They threw me into a pit
and dropped stones on me.
The water rose over my head,
and I cried out, “This is the end!”
But I called on your name, Lord,
from deep within the pit.
You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading!
Hear my cry for help!”
Yes, you came when I called;
you told me, “Do not fear.”
We will remember that evil night in Las Vegas, despising that cowardly, wicked act. And we will honor those who died by valuing human life and loving our fellow man in Christ’s name.
This morning, I read a quote from Jeff Bauman who lost both of his legs from the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. On Facebook he wrote to the victims, “I know your pain,” but he assured them, “You will walk again. You will laugh again. You will dance again. You will live again.”
Words of encouragement from the leadership at Calvary North.