Out of Words

I try to write a short piece of devotion, message, and reflection daily. As I often remark, “It’s only hard if I don’t have anything to say.” Words are hard to find this morning. The latest information on the Las Vegas massacre is over 50 dead and over 400 injured. Those numbers are staggering. No words. In my own beloved city of Lafayette, we woke to the news that a Lafayette Policeman was killed last night responding to a robbery. There was another murder last night. Friday night a couple was killed in the parking lot of IHOP. No words. Senseless. Evil. Those words, though true, fall short.

So, instead of words, I offer a plea. For months we have been planning a Prayer Revival to start next Sunday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. We will gather the following three nights, Monday through Wednesday, October 9-11 at 6:30 p.m. Instead of a revival centered on preaching, we are having a revival centered on praying. We will pray. We need to pray. Would you join us as we cry out to God?

In Genesis 4:26, we read, “At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord.” There has always been something within humanity that moves us to call out to our Creator. In times of crisis and tragedy, we have examples of people calling out to God. Isaiah comes to mind. In the year that King Uzziah died, Isaiah saw the Lord and began to call to Him. Even our Lord, when faced with history’s greatest crisis of all, His own crucifixion, Jesus called on His Heavenly Father. Indeed, the need of the hour is to look up and cry out to God.

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One thought on “Out of Words

  1. Thank you, Steve, for these words of comfort after awaking to the tragic news of the massacre in Las Vegas last night. My heart feels sick this morning! Our prayers must be focused on those suffering the loss of a loved one, a precious friend, maybe even a child. And for those who were injured. This will surely bring us to our knees.
    God bless you as you challenge us each Sunday to be people of,prayer.
    Dottie