Well-known Christian author and minister Max Lucado has spoken out about his thoughts following the horrific tragedy that has recently struck Sutherland Springs, Texas. With recent news filled with heartbreaking stories of innocent people being killed at the hands of gunmen's and terrorists, Lucado offers words of comfort for all of us living in this "brutal" world.
Lucado wrote a piece which was shared on Fox News about how we as a country are trying to make sense of “bloodshed and violence.” Noting that we, yet again, must try and wrap our heads around such a tragedy and mourn with those who have lost loved ones.
As the world tries to understand such a horrific situation, Lucado offers up a biblical message to comfort a grief-stricken country. He begins with the fact that “good people aren’t exempt from violence.”
He points out that the Bible has a specific word on such a topic. Matthew 10:28 says, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” The verses prior to the scripture warn Jesus’ disciples of the trials, death, and hatred they should expect in life.
Lucado challenges everyone to dig deeper in faith amidst such a difficult time. “Do not give in to your fears. Resist the temptation to retreat and hunker down. This is the time for faith; the season for God-based hope,” Lucado wrote.
He shared the Bible verse in Psalms which encourages waiting upon the Lord and not living in fear of evildoers. “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about the evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes” (Psalms 37:7 nlt).
The best-selling author ends his article on an encouraging note. He says, “courage is a choice. Let it be yours.”
Please share your prayers and thoughts for the Texas community who is dealing with the horrific tragedy. We pray for God’s peace and courage for them during this difficult time. In other news, Chelsea Handler is in hot water following the Texas church massacre.