I See a Light
I want to address the current events that our happening in our world.
I woke up to the news of the Las Vegas shooting, completely in shock, and heartbroken. Another major event even that has happened in the world, that has caused loved ones to lose their lives. What is happening was the question I kept asking God. When I look at my life, and the crazy things that are happening, I ask the same question. While I was reading my bible, God spoke, not audibly, but wisdom came to me that I know was God.
I began reading in Lamentations 3:25 and 31-33 NLT
“The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”
31-33 “For no one is abandoned by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love. For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.”
I love these verses. I began to see something happening in all of these tragic events. In every event that has taken place over that last several months, God’s people have been reaching out more than ever. I look around and it seems like everyone is in need. I see a rise of Christians everywhere, standing up and getting their hands dirty and helping those who are in need. Missions teams, heading out to Texas, and Mexico, and Puerto Rico and Florida. God’s compassion and God’s love is being poured out on all of these places, and on all of God’s children. The Las Vegas shooting and all of the pain it has caused is heartbreaking. It makes me sick to think of someone shooting innocent people like that, but yesterday, on my instagram stories, every person shared “Praying for Vegas.” The city that has been labeled as “sin city” is now being covered in prayer. That is amazing. People in Vegas are about to experience God’s radiant, abundant, and fierce love. Yes, there is disaster and pain, but it allows God’s love to be shown in ways it may have never been before. God’s people are rising up and sharing his love with everyone who has been affected by these disasters. This is beautiful. Yes, their is grief, but God’s compassion is very real.
It’s easy for us to become afraid and worried about all of these things happening in our world. Yes, the world is full of evil, but I see so much of God’s love happening in the places of sorrow and destruction. God’s love shows up in ways we might have never imagined. After the Vegas shooting, everyone began to join together and pray for that city. That city is COVERED in prayer. God’s people are praying for a city, that might have been passed over before when it came time to pray, and now it is the topic of many people’s prayers.
The sadness, pain, grief and destruction are hard to go through, and we should be lifting those up in prayer, but also notice that God’s love is being able to be shown in ways it hadn’t been before. I see communities joining together in unity, people going to serve others, love others, and give money to help. In all of these actions, we see God’s abundant love displayed, and I think it’s quite beautiful.