A Christian's First Response to Community Violence

With the violent events that have broken out this past week in Minnesota, Louisiana, and Texas, we are often left without words.  Our hearts grieve for those who are enduring the loss of a dad or brother.  Our minds reel in response to avoidable violence of the worst sort – to take the life of an innocent person.  A life taken cannot be given back.  These acts of violence cannot be undone. 

And yet we are not left without the best course of action as our next step.  As Christians, we believe that God does change things in response to our faithful prayers.  Would you spend time praying for these communities today?  And pray for the comfort of families that will never be the same because of the loss of life.  Also, pray that the Lord will touch hearts to the love of Christ Who freely gave His life to pay the sin of all of humanity.