In a mass shooting that left more than 50 people dead and over 500 wounded, the country is struggling to pick up the pieces after what has become too often a familiar scene. The shooting took place at a concert at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on October 1, and is already being described as the deadliest in U.S. history.
In the wake of this difficult tragedy, several Christian leaders have spoken out in response, sharing empathy for the many victims, and for the country still hurting from previous tragedies. People magazine reported Monday that hundreds of people have lined up outside donation centers to give blood.
As the victims try to regroup and carry on, reports of what happened during the tragedy are mixed with confusion, shock, anger and sadness. One couple, who were fans of Jason Aldean, had gone to see him perform as part of their 28th wedding anniversary. The husband at one point used himself to shield his wife from the onslaught of bullets. Thankfully, both survived, according to People magazine.
Christian leaders were quick to offer their condolences. Leaders from across the country went on Twitter to share their hearts and to express hope in such a dark time. Here are some examples of their tweets:
Please pray for the victims of Sunday night’s tragedy in Las Vegas, that God will bring healing through this terrible event, and that the country can somehow find a way to heal through this as well.
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