“It’s not going to get any better this side of Heaven, friends. There will always be pain, there will always be death. But that doesn’t mean that we sit and hide inside our four walls. It means that we go, knowing we serve a God Who’s already won. And we raise our children to be love and tell of blessed assurance in a world of fear. Because we are called to go.”
In closing her powerful post, Lauren extends love and recognition to anyone who is knowingly suffering, reminding them that they are seen, they are known and they are not alone.
“To our neighbors. To the stranger on the street. To Puerto Rico. To Miami. To Haiti. To wherever there is pain. And to Las Vegas. Our hearts are broken. We weep and we pray. So much love to you from someone in one of ‘the fly-over states.’”
We will never know why Stephen Paddock did what he did on Sunday night. We likely won’t be prepared for the next act of terror that comes, and we can count on evil to always come.
But with every breath we take, we have a choice to make.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” —Romans 12:21
Choose Good. Choose Love. Choose God.