It is sad when brothers and sisters in Christ are quick to condemn a person for their actions or behavior. We all need to be reminded that Jesus was here to save the lost. Jesus did not interact with the “well to do” but with those that society deemed as outcasts. Also, the Bible is filled with people with faults that God used to further the kingdom. The more we shut out the “outcasts” and those who have different opinions, the further we get from our mission here on Earth. PJSLB.
On this day, we celebrate the life of a man who changed the course of the USA and the world. He left this side of life too soon but he left it in a much better place than when he first arrived.
Lord, waking up to another shooting is too much. We need you. This country needs you. This society needs you. We pray for those is Dayton that had their lives changed forever by this senseless act. May the peace that comes from you that surpasses all understanding come.
Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Father, tonight I pray for peace that can only come from you. I pray for our country and I pray for strength. Tensions are high and we have more questions than answers. We have aching hearts for our brothers and sisters in El Paso. We pray for peace and we act in love. PJSLB