If you’re like me, you spent much of last evening watching the news of the horrible events unfolding in Baltimore. Maybe, like me, you spent some time texting with family and friends who live in Baltimore to check on them and offer some encouragement. And, maybe, you took the time to pray.
Right now the most important thing we have to offer Baltimore is our prayers. I want to encourage you to pray throughout the day today for peace, justice, and calm to sweep through the streets of Baltimore.
Some of you have also asked what else we can be doing as a church since we’re just down the road from Baltimore. One of the benefits of being part of The Summit Network is that we are connected with likeminded churches around the country, including one in Baltimore. I’ve been emailing with Brad O’Brien, the lead pastor at Jesus, Our Redeemer in Baltimore to let him know we’re willing to come along side their church and city any way that’s needed. For now, Brad agrees that prayer is the best thing we can offer. Should that change, he’ll let me know and we’ll see what we can do to help our neighbors in Baltimore.
God brings good out of evil. I’m praying part of the good He brings out of this situation is a renewed longing in all of our hearts for Jesus and the restoration He offers a broken, hurting and frightened world.