NFL star Benjamin Watson reacted to the tragic mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by saying that he is “angry, sad and horrified all at once.”
Watson, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens and an outspoken Christian, made the proclamation in a Facebook post he shared on Sunday, explaining that he first heard about the deadly shooting at First Baptist Church that reportedly left 26 dead as he was leaving a football game earlier in the day.
“An attack in a house of worship is an attack at the very core of America. Are no places sacred? Have we descended this far?” Watson said. “On a Sunday dedicated to global unified prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters we are once again brought to our knees as tragedy strikes again and the very real presence of evil is seen and felt with our own eyes and hands.”
The NFL player was referring to the fact that Sunday, Nov. 5 is International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, a day on which thousands of churches across the globe were praying for persecuted Christians.
Leaving my game today and just hearing the news about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs TX. I’m angry sad and…
Watson said that people will ask God why events such as these unfold and added that humanity struggles to make sense of things that happen that are out of our control. And he also offered an important reminder about pain and the Almighty.
“Words are few as emotions overflow, yet His steady sovereignty reigns supreme,” he said before delving into a prayer. “Lord comfort those left behind this day and graciously welcome your own into your glorious presence, faultless, with exceeding great joy!”
As Faithwire previously reported, multiple news outlets are reporting that authorities have identified the gunman in the shooting massacre at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Unnamed law enforcement sources have named 26-year-old Devin P. Kelley of New Braunfels, Texas the shooter.
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