We lift up our voices for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka

“It is a persistent evil to persecute a man who belongs to the grace of God.
It is a calamity without remedy to hate the happy.”

Saint Cyprian of Carthage

NEGOMBO, SRI LANKA – APRIL 21: Officials inspect the damaged St. Sebastian’s Church after multiple
explosions targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019, in Negombo,
north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
At least 207 people were killed and hundreds of others wounded in multiple blasts that hit eight
different locations — including churches where Christians were marking Easter Sunday —
and 5-star hotels in commercial capital Colombo.
(Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

It never makes sense.

And it only seems more painful, ever more cruel, that it should happen on a day of worship.

That it happens in a house of worship.

That it happens particularly on Easter…

Aren’t those no go zones?

No go days?
No go places?

Safe zones from human savagery and cruelty?

But we know better.

We know that predation has happened in such places.
We know heinous things have happened in such places.
Tornados have happened in such places.
Priests have had their throats slit while conducting mass in such places

And so yesterday, Easter Sunday 2019, was not to be exempt.
6 coordinated explosions ripped through three churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
Before day’s end, 8 explosions in all would rock the small island nation off
the coast of India, leaving 207 dead and upwards of 450 injured.

Terrorism.

Again.

Against churches.

Against Christians.

Against innocent folks…folks just like you and me.

We never know.

Evil is persistent.

But our God is eternal.

For our Redeemer remains unchanged…and He lives both today and tomorrow.

Our faith will not be deterred.

And so we lift our prayers in unity for our hurting brothers and sisters…
we pray for healing, comfort, peace, protection, Grace, and Mercy…

Hear our prayers oh Lord…

14 comments on “We lift up our voices for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    “Tough devils all the world should fill, all eager to devour us. We tremble not, we fear no ill, they shall not over power us. This world’s prince may still scowl fierce as he will. He can harm us none. He’s judged the deed is done. One single word can fell him. ” As ugly as it gets, our Savior’s resurrection assures us of a perfect life after death.

  2. lynnabbott says:

    It really makes me think twice about the timing of the fire in Paris as well… as you say, so much coming against churches and church buildings… we need to be vigilent in prayer! Thanks for keeping us all aware and focused on our mission for Christ, dear Jules!! And happy belated Resurrection Sunday, my dear friend!! ❤️❤️

  3. phyllissnipes says:

    God, have mercy!! We cry out to You – hear us and hold all believers close to your Heart!

  4. Salvageable says:

    Very well said. It’s hard to understand why such things happen, but through it all we know the Lord is still in charge. Those who perished in their churches are now with him in Paradise. I pray for the survivors, that their faith is strengthened through this tragedy. J.

  5. oneta hayes says:

    Beyond understanding but the end is not yet. Justice will come. And saints will rise anew.

  6. SLIMJIM says:

    I’m still reeling from this atrocity

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