(Make sure to click on the link at the end of this post to listen)
At least 50 victims died, and hundreds of others were wounded in Las Vegas las night- the tragedy at the hands of a lone shooter.
Our heart are hurting for the countless families affected; I am thinking of the children who woke up this morning, suddenly without one or both parents and for the parents who woke up to the news that they’d never be embraced by their child again.
And yet, God is Faithful. We are not alone and can be comforted in knowing that the Lord is with us and was even with the people in the Vegas tragedy.
Christina Grimmie, a 22-year old singer and contestant on The Voice, was gunned down after a performance in Orlando in June 2016. She was an incredible young woman who faithfully believed in Christ… Her legacy and her voice live on to remind us that we are not here on this earth for very long; if we place our hope in the goodness of man we will always be let down because this is not a perfect world.
Her YouTube cover of “In Christ Alone” has bought me to my knees & given me reassurance in nearly every tragedy since I first heard it.
If you are like me and struggle with hopelessness after a tragic killing like the one in Vegas last night, I hope that this beautiful reminder from Christina will help bring peace to your heart. “No guilt in life, no fear in death.” We live in an imperfect world and nothing is a surprise to God, no matter how unimaginably horrific.