Responding to the Horror of a Broken World?
On Friday, November 1 – a tragic act of insanity brought the third busiest airport to their knees in terror. It just so happened to be my home airport where I have traveled countless times. A friend of mine was traveling out of town that day as well. I had just dropped him and his wife off in the morning to pick up their car. THEN, I heard the news. With social media in today’s world, news travels faster than the speed of light at times.
Yes, our initial reaction is to skim through the news and web for the answer to the question, “WHY?”
I came across Stetzer’s blog last year around this time. He was writing to our response to the shooting at the Connecticut school shootout…. Here’s some wonderful talking points as you bring more light and clarity to a broken world. First, PRAY for hurting families and churches to rally around with compassion. Second, don’t be afraid to say the world is horribly broken. Third, DO something about it.
…don’t just watch the television news. Do something to change the broken world– show and share the love of Jesus. Again. More. The hurting world needs God’s people living as those who care, because we do care. We can’t fix everything, but we can do something. Let’s grieve with and pray for the hurting. Let’s call the world what it is– broken. Then, let’s recommit ourselves to living for Jesus and others in a broken world. Hold your kids, cling to Jesus, and cry out, ‘Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ Maranatha.