Third, do something.
Yes, hug your kids, but find a way to serve the others and be an agent of the Kingdom of God — an ambassador of Jesus in a world that does not follow Him or His ways.
Respond to this evil by doing good. Join Jesus on His mission.
We sense inside us a God-given desire to alleviate as much pain as possible with the tools and opportunities God has placed at our disposal. We hate watching people suffer from the debilitating effects of evil in the world. We want to see our fallen and broken world, with its hurt and pain, driven back and overthrown. Yet we can be pretty good at drowning out our heart's compassion with large doses of television and distractions, but deep down we want to be part of making a difference in others' lives.
So don't just watch the television news. Do something to change the broken world — show and share the love of Jesus. Again. More.
The hurting world needs God's people living as those who care, because we do care. We can't fix everything, but we can do something.
Let's grieve with and pray for the hurting. Let's call the world what it is — broken. Then let's recommit ourselves to living for Jesus and others in a broken world.
Hold your kids, cling to Jesus, and cry out, "Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." Maranatha.
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