Terrorism strikes fear into all hearts and minds. Our human nature tells us to fight back – to stand up for what we believe – to give in to our feelings. By doing so, we have already lost the battle. The underlying motive in any act of terrorism is to create doubt, rage, a feeling that at any time something could occur. Each one of us felt a little more unsafe two days ago when Paris was subjected to such acts. Our country felt the same on 9/11.
Now as then, we as Christians should be united in our prayers for calm and comfort. We should be reminded that God is still in control of this sin sick world. It may seem that the devil is winning when we see the horrible acts surrounding us, but God still remains the victor.
Today, pray for those who have been effected by this horrible event. Ask God to bring them the peace that He will never leave those who remain faithful to Him. Help us also to remain vigilant. The enemy is on the loose and he will stop at nothing to bring us down. Continue to pray for God’s intervention.