A Response to Orlando
Dear Calvary Church Family,
How are we to respond to the senseless violence and tragic murders that were perpetrated last weekend in Orlando?
To even attempt to contemplate the level of sickness of heart that would lead to such atrocity may well cause us to recoil. And yet, we are drawn to grieve alongside families who have lost loved ones, and to lament in the words of the Psalmist the ever-present signs that this world is not as it should be; “My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. Hasten, O God to save us; O Lord, come quickly to help us.” (psalm 55:4-5; 70:1)
So, take your pain, anger, hurt, confusion, despair and grief to God - lift up your anguish to Him in prayer. Pray for those directly affected and ask the Lord to protect your own heart from the toxins of a fallen world marred by sin and hatred and destruction. Let the Rock of our salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ, be our refuge and fortress; may His love, that knows no limits, bring us comfort, grace and peace.
In solidarity of prayer,
Tim Phenna, Senior Pastor