Seventeen. Seventeen people were killed during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. There have been 25 fatal school shootings since Columbine in 1999. The temptation is to either avoid these statistics, turn off the news, look away, or to live in fear.
As people of God we have a better way.
We know that we serve a God who is mighty to save. Who will make all things right. Who works all things for His glory and our good. We can’t afford to look away because we have the Good News that this broken world needs. And we can’t live in fear, because perfect love drives out fear. So we will be filled with gratitude that our God is a consuming fire. We can have hope in the darkness. We can breathe life into dead spaces. And we can go before the throne of God, interceding on behalf of our families, our communities, and our world.
Our God has defeated death. There is NOTHING He can’t do.
Brandi Schroeder is a youth pastor’s wife and the mom of four wild young men. She has been co-teaching Body & Soul Fitness with several amazing Arkansas’ instructors for nearly a decade, and she counts it a privilege to lead the amazing women in her class. She seeks to inspire women to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly, and she is passionate about spreading the Gospel to the nations.
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