In Christchurch, God Forbid!

Reflections on yet another terrorist attack

In Christchurch?
The unthinkable!
People in prayer
were robbed of life.
The deafening sound
of gunfire
broke the silence
and broke God’s heart.

In Christchurch
Muslims are welcomed.
So too Christians and Jews,
Hindus and Buddhists.
The gate may be narrow,
but remains open
to seekers of truth
who own their own sin
and would be
delivered from them.

In Christchurch
the reality of evil
is sadly acknowledged
as proof of our plight.
Flawed people
prejudging other people
made in God’s image
call attention
to our need
of a Savior.

Lord, have mercy!