Monday, June 13, 2016

Pray for Orlando

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

Yesterday was a horrible day for our nation as there were more lives lost in a single act of hatred than in any before.  Reports say that 50 people died and 50 more were injured when one gunman entered a nightclub in Orlando and began to do the unthinkable. 

This was a nightclub where people of people of the LGBT community gathered.  My heart goes out to everyone who has experienced such a difficult and painful event.  Please join me in prayer for those impacted by the deaths and injuries inflicted by this one man.

One of the things that I want to make clear is that was an act of hatred and of terror.  This is wrong in every way possible.  If you disagree with someone, the wrong response is to inflict pain.  This breaks my heart, and it should break the heart of every human.

God loves people.  God loves us even when He doesn’t agree with us.  Please understand that it is time for Christians to share what is on our hearts at the same time showing people what the love of God is all about.  We don’t have to accept them things people do, but we have to love people. 

Jesus died for every person although not every person will accept Him.  My prayer is that we will do all we can to share God’s love with more people.  Comfort those who are hurting.  Pray for those in need.  Speak up for those cannot speak for themselves.

Love others.  Denounce wrong.  What happened in Orlando is 100% wrong.  It also reminds us that we live in a fallen world.

Our response is to love people, comfort the hurting and to live lives that exemplify the truth God gives us.  God loves people.  Share that today every chance you get!

No, O people, the lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

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