Encouragement by Live Original
Our hearts so are heavy today, friends. Yesterday morning, a group of believers – just like you and I, gathered together at their church in Texas to worship and study God’s word. As they were in the middle their worship service, a gunman entered the sanctuary and took the lives of at least 20 people, and went on to critically injure countless others – many of which were children. A brutal, senseless act of murder.
Our hearts are broken, but we won’t let evil win. Instead, we will hold on to the only hope we have in times like these, Jesus. We will celebrate the lives of these brave, heroic believers. They took their last breaths worshipping Jesus, standing up for what they believe in. What a beautiful legacy.
Persecution is happening all over the world, and it’s hitting closer and closer to home every single day. We have to get on our knees, friends. We have to lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ. We have to put on the full armor of Christ, ready to stand up for what we believe in.
Please join us today in praying for the families, friends and community directly affected by this senseless act of hate. We are all in this together, and when one part of the body is hurt, we all hurt.
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-10
We come to you today with heavy, broken hearts. We ask you to please be with everyone affected by this tragic event. We know that you are good, Father, even when circumstances aren’t. God, we beg you to unite the body of Christ. May we rise up, bolder than ever, ready to proclaim your goodness. Bind up our wounds, God. Use our scars to make us more like you. May we never, ever forget who we belong to – we are yours, Father. You have us in the palm of your hand. Help us to not live in fear, but to step out freely and openly proclaiming your name. We love you, Lord. Amen.
-- Team Live Original