As I turned on the television this morning, a Bible verse came to mind:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV)


An Act of Pure Evil

The news this morning was about the shooting in Las Vegas.  The information is still sketchy, but it appears this was a man acting alone.  Pure evil overtook him that he might commit such a horrendous act, the worst mass shooting in the history of our nation.

There are so many questions but not many answers.  We do know that this world is full of evil.  Satan roams the earth causing death and destruction.  This is what he wants, chaos and fear.

Good in the Midst of Tragedy

Fortunately, in the midst of tragedy, there are always stories of good.  So many cared for the injured and dying, rushing to their vehicles to drive them to the hospital.  There were people who took in those running into their rooms and cars.  Some stayed with the dying so they would not be alone.  There were the police that put their lives on the line to go in after the gunman and those that helped and sheltered the concert goers.  There was Good there.  God was there!  God is always there!

The stories coming out are heartbreaking.  The images are horrific.  We may never know why this happened.  Just know that the devil is here seeking to destroy what God has created.

Prayer for Las Vegas

Dear Lord, we live in a fallen world.  We know that this world is not our home.  Through Your Word, we know that You love us and You sent Your Son to die for our sins.  We know that the devil roams this earth, seeking to destroy.  Help us to be Your Light in this world.  Be with those who have lost loved ones. Comfort them and give them peace in their grief from this tragedy.  Be with those who have been injured and help them make a full recovery.  Be with the medical staff treating the injured and give them strength and wisdom.  Lord, there are so many that need You now.  Help us to all lean on You for our strength.  We love You, Lord.  In Your Son’s Holy and Precious Name we pray, Amen.


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