Praying For Our Nation

Posted on November 8, 2017.

By now you have heard the news of the tragic attack on an innocent group of people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt has reported that at least 26 people were killed and 20 others were injured when a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The age of the victims ranged from five to 72 and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called it the largest mass shooting in the history of the state. More than half of the victims were children and all were gathered to worship the Lord.

The political pundits were quick to voice their opinions. They are seeking to use this great tragedy for their own political purpose. It is a horror that on the weekend that we launch a week of appreciation for our Veterans who have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom to worship, there has been a violent senseless attack on that very freedom. While there are many unanswered questions, may I suggest a few appropriate responses to this situation?

Pray for those who were wounded and for those whose family members perished in the attack. Pray for our nation and for our leaders that they might respond with God’s wisdom. Make a renewed commitment that you will be faithful to worship the Lord in church. We must not give away the practice that the Lord commands nor the freedoms for which many have died. Make a special effort to show your appreciation to a veteran. While some have paid the ultimate sacrifice, all have given a personal sacrifice of their lives to win and defend the freedoms that have made this such a great nation. Finally, pray that a revival might sweep across our Country that we might truly be “One Nation Under God".

Praying for our Nation,
Bro. Jerry