A Louisiana church repeatedly vandalized in recent weeks was once again targeted, this time on the eve of one of the holiest Christian celebrations of the year.
The day before Christmas, vandals broke the front doors of Jerusalem Baptist Churchby slamming bricks against the glass. The FBI is now involved in the case, in addition to the Crowley Police Department, according to KLFY.
The number of incidents has reached 9, leaving Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard considerably upset. From KLFY:
“To have the audacity to damage a church this close to the celebration of Jesus’ birth is about the lowest thing a person could do. These vandals have assured our police department and the public that they absolutely have no regard for anything.
Indeed, regardless of one’s own personal beliefs, these actions make evident the hatred in one’s heart in order to follow through with such a despicable act. While doors can be replaced, it’s the utter lack of regard and consideration for others that’s appalling.
They definitely were not raised with the manners and respect that many of us were. They are the lowest of the low to continue doing this to houses of worship.
Although I concur with the ministers of these churches that I pray for the salvation of these people’s souls, I also recognize that God is a God of Justice and demands Justice, especially when it deals with His house. And Justice to the fullest extent is exactly what we want to make sure happens to the vandals.”
Pray that God convicts the hearts of these vandals and they turn themselves in, repent of their sins, and begin a faith journey that will one day be a great testimony to the saving power of Jesus Christ.