Las Vegas Massacre and Tears


Last night I received a voicemail at 1:40 in the morning. My friend cried out, “Hey Paul I am so scared. I am in Las Vegas and in a tunnel in a hotel. Please pray. I am so afraid.” I heard his tears. Once again, we are moved to tears by the senseless and evil act in Las Vegas. 

Tears speak much louder than words. And so it is with our great, gracious and merciful God. God is touched by our tears, our hurts and brokenness. The Psalmist says that God keeps our tears in a bottle.

PLEASE PRAY for the victims and their families!

PLEASE PRAY for the Civic leaders and first responders who run towards the danger and not from the danger!

PLEASE PRAY for the Churches of Las Vegas as they witness to the power of Christ in the midst of such evil and tragedy!

The last time tears are mentioned in the Bible is Revelation 21:4. It reveals that day when “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” This is our hope. God preserves all our tears in a bottle, and one day He will wipe them all away. 

This Sunday we will begin our worship services with bells of remembrance for the victims of this horrific and tragic massacre. May we cry and pray knowing that our great God is touched by our prayers of tears.


 P.S. My friend is safe but shaken.