My heart is heavy for Paris, as is most of the world. Here I am expressing my grief for those who are hurting. My social media was covered in nothing but news of a tragedy most would only hope to see in a movie. But, this is real life. This actually happened. While I can say that I won't be the only one to write on this topic, I can say that I was amazed at what God showed me through this.
First, lets talk about the world. We live in world where morality is diminishing every second of every day. Tragic events are happening all the time and there is nothing we can do to stop what is going on, no matter how hard we try. However, the world's response to this tragedy is one for the books. Places like New York, Toronto, London and Dublin have represented their individual countries to show love and support to a nation that is hurting. We, as humans, are have an evil nature, but God has given us a power of LOVE. I am continually amazed how people react to these kinds of things and seeing the human race come together as a whole to support a country who desperately needs our love right now, shows me that we are not letting that love go to waste.
Next, lets talk about God. He is incredible in the way that He is constantly revealing himself to us. Here we are in the midst of processing a diminishing world and suffering all kinds of sufferings and Jesus did that too. The difference is that Jesus lived a perfect sinless life, and try as we might, we just do not add up. We deserved the death that Jesus had, yet here we are living in His glory so that others might know him too. Meanwhile, God had a plan for Jesus' suffering and guess what? He has a plan for the suffering of the world. That is probably the most cliche thing that I have ever written, but isn't there some truth to all cliches? (I did it again I know, I'm sorry) With all of this being said, you might say, "How can God allow things like this to happen?" Well, friends I am not qualified to give that answer. But, I do know that God is a sovereign God, and nothing is in vain. Think about this, there are people all over the world that are praying for this. There is an atheist out there CRYING OUT to a God they don't even know if they believe in. But in that moment, they are acknowledging Him. They are acknowledging Him as the ultimate healer and creator or the universe. I really cannot stress this enough. We can rejoice in his name, and praise and glorify him even in the tragedies that the world gets caught up in because he is the one who obtains all the glory for those who may not know him, and those who are in need of a Savior because they are too broken for this world.
I AM AMAZED AT HOW GOD WORKS. HE IS INCREDIBLE. I DONT EVEN THINK THAT SOME OF YOU UNDERSTAND I CANNOT EVEN COMPREHEND THE GREATNESS AND LOVE THAT THE LORD HAS TO OFFER US.
We will lift him high as we lift up those who are hurting.