Sometimes we catch tiny glimpses of it in this life. But that's not enough. I want to see redemption claim ownership over this place. It's difficult to imagine this is even possible in the wake of such deep depravity surfacing and stealing innocent blood.
Amidst the mess that is yesterday, know this beyond a shadow of a doubt:
Jesus loves the little children.
Their treasures are in heaven. Their parents' treasures are most certainly in heaven. We need to bear this burden together in prayer. I'm not even sure what you should pray for, but it's what the prophets did in the wake of mass murder and wiping out of entire nations. Perhaps we should start there, too.
Somehow, we have to find confidence that God is still on His throne. My sweet friend Ryne put it so well in saying, "I don't think we should try to make sense of this because there isn't any." And he's right. There is no way to rationalize or reconcile evil within God's holiness. Things get confusing. But God doesn't ask you to have blind faith. You can ask Him about these things. Remember the prophets. Remember their doubt and questions and confidence and faithfulness. Make a home there. You'll be in good company.
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"I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13