Ecclesiastes wrote that there is "a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance" (Eccl. 3:4). Now is a time to mourn, a time to weep. Now is a time to grieve with those who grieve and hurt with those who hurt. And now is a time to turn to the Lord and ask Him to have mercy on our nation and heal our land.
Who can imagine the pain of the people of the Sutherland Springs, Texas, a town of just a few hundred?
Already 26 are confirmed dead, ranging in age from 5 to 72, all them shot while worshiping in their local Baptist Church. One of them was the pastor's 14-year-old daughter.
Twenty more are reported wounded, meaning that most of those in the service were shot. Can we even begin to wrap our minds around this?