As Christians, we shouldn’t be shocked by the violence. After all, Galatians tells us that man reaps what he sows and as a world, as a whole, we have sown unwisely. Jesus told us that there would be trouble in this world, but that he overcomes it. The church and the light overcome the darkness.
That’s why we need to be the light. People need to see the light in this moment. It’s OK to be sad, but we can’t despair. We can’t lose hope. We have hope in a God that moves mountains and sends his son to die for us. That’s our light. That’s why we don’t despair. That’s why we hold fast to the truth.
“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14