Victims once again!
About the attack in Manchester and London, the first thing I would like to say is that I am in prayer for every victim, every family, and throughout England.
One day after the accident in Manchester I spent some time in prayer, my heart was broken by the whole event.
Not only for the incident itself, but for all that it represents on the days we live.
The sense of injustice, the pain and indignation we feel today tomorrow may not bother us any more. But the reality is that this kind of atrocity has long since occurred in many ways around the world – on a daily basis.
As time passes, conformism has taken hold of society, but this should not happen to us. As Christians, we can not be apathetic with this sad reality, for our omission leads us also to cease praying.
As a church, we are called to pray, intercede and to cry out. We have numerous verses from the Bible that invite us to pray, supplications and intercessions:
Ephesians 6:18 NIV: Pray in the Spirit at all times, with all prayer and supplication; Keeping this in mind, be attentive and persevere in prayer for all saints.
1 Timothy 2: 1-2 NIV: I implore, therefore, first and foremost, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be done for all peoples, for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may live in peace and Tranquility in all godliness and holiness.
These and many others more, guide us to cry out for all; For God wants all people to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Living this situation in Manchester – being so close, made my heart awake to an even more intense life of prayer; And the Word that stayed in my mind after crying and crying out for comfort in the hearts of families and for protection of the nation, is:
I can not be satisfied! We can not be satisfied!
As a church we need to lift ourselves with one voice, crying together with intensity and passion that the Kingdom of God be established on this earth.
We need to fight together with the best and most powerful weapon we have – our prayers.
We need to believe together in a divine intervention, in the reality in which we live today.
The fact is that on 23/05 in Manchester and on 03/06 in London, as we were told, a tragedy occurred that affected hundreds of families who will never be the same again. This tells us that we do not know what the future holds.
We need to pray and move our hearts together with the heart of God.
May we give our voice to the consolation and protection of this and the other nations of the earth, knowing that we are the people who have in their speech and in their living the hope for the world: Christ!
Colossians 1:27 To them God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.