With each new mass shooting, especially when it involves our children and their schools, our nation loses more and more of its innocence. This time, 14 are wounded and two have tragically lost their lives. It is incumbent upon the rest of us, all across the country, to remember that as it says in Scripture, in the book of Matthew, “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
No matter how many times it has happened in the past, or how many more times it may happen in the future, we must pray, asking God for His mercy and grace, that we might see an end to this type of violence in our land. May God comfort all those who have lost loved ones, and be close to all those in western Kentucky whose lives have been turned upside down by this senseless act of violence.
Greg Laurie is an American author and pastor who serves as the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, Harvest Church at Kumulani in Kapalua, Hawaii, and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California.