“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble….” — 2 Cor. 1: 3-4 (NKJV)
As the nation of France grieves the over 130 killed and cares for the scores injured in last Friday’s Paris attacks, we want to encourage God’s people across the world to continue in prayer for all who have been impacted by this tragic and senseless act of terror. Today families and friends are mourning their loved ones, while others stand vigil at the bedsides of those critically wounded in the attacks.
As Christians we have something of eternal value to offer. Right where we are we can reach out in fervent prayer for God’s mercy, healing, and peace to prevail in this terrible situation. The Bible promises that if we pray, our heavenly Father will hear and answer. What the enemy meant for evil, God will turn around for good — if His people will persevere in prayer where there is a need.
When tragedies occur so far removed from our daily lives, it can be easy to let them quickly drop off our radar. Without intending to, we allow our own responsibilities, commitments, and interests to insulate us from the heartaches and sufferings of others. As God’s people we must not allow that to happen. In the days and weeks ahead, take moments to lift up those traumatized physically and emotionally by this situation, asking God to meet them in a real way right where they are.
We are thankful that through our TBN Francophone network affiliate, the light of God’s love and mercy is reaching many individuals and families in Paris and throughout France. Join us in prayer for a great move of God for this nation.
May God Bless You,
Matthew, Laurie, and the Crouch Family