I am supposed to be writing a paper for my New Testament class right now on the covenants that God has made with His children. But instead, my heart is heavy for His children.
I have been glued to my school work for a majority of the day and didn't read about the on-going tragedy in Paris until just a couple of hours ago. Sadness and fear quickly overcame me. I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am not supposed to be fearful. Yet...I am.
I fear what the world will look like for my children and grandchildren. I fear that we are a country that has become more concerned with red cups than the bloodshed of innocent victims. I fear that we have become people who say that we are sending thoughts and prayers, but maybe not really taking the time to get on our knees humbly before God the Father. I fear that we are a bandwagon nation, not holding firmly to any belief but having a knee-jerk reaction when tragedy strikes.
I trust in the sovereignty of God with every fiber of my being. However, I am human. And my heart is breaking for those who have been injured or lost their lives today. My heart is breaking for the parent, the spouse, the child, the friend who will never hear the voice of their loved one again.
Now, I will get on my knees and pray for those who are suffering this evening in the City of Light.
Grace and peace,