Saturday, June 20, 2015

PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

          Christian America and perhaps others were grieved to the core of their beings on hearing what happened at a church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. It was especially meaningful to us because like Christians around the country, my husband and I also attended a Bible study meeting on that Wednesday night as we normally do and at approximately the exact time as the one in Charleston. What happened to our brothers and sisters in Jesus there could have happened to any of us, and our hearts cry out for those who are hurting—for those who grieve because of their loss. Let us never forget what happened that night and pray that it never happens again.
          Satan meant what took place at that church for evil. But God meant it for good. And good has already resulted from it. As wicked as that shooting was, a nation blinded by color has become color-blind—at least for now. May the love and forgiveness birthed in that terrible moment in Charleston continue, spreading to encase the entire world in the love and peace of God Almighty.
          For there is only one true God; there is no other. His name is God the Father in the name of His only begotten son, Jesus—the Messiah, the Savior, the Lord and the King of all those who truly follow Him. May the lessons learned in Charleston about love, forgiveness and repentance catch fire to encase the entire world—forever and ever more.

Molly Noble Bull

June 20, 2015


Teresa Slack said...

I couldn't help but notice the differences in the way people reacted to this terrible tragedy and the other shootings that have captured media attention over the last few years. With those shootings, hysteria, anger, looting & violence prevailed. With this one, I have seen only mourning expressed through peace...and yes, forgiveness. Why the difference? It must be Christ. Jesus preaches peace, love, forgiveness, understanding. Christians will not be given credit in the media for their peaceful response to this tragedy. But I agree with you, Molly. God can and will use this tragedy for good. May we continue to pray for all involved.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Teresa. And isn't it amazing how God turns evil into good? I have no doubt that those killed in Charleston are in heaven right now with the Lord.