Another horrific incident. This week a white supremacist heartlessly shot down 50 people while they were praying, and our hearts are broken. They were praying.
How could someone do that? How could someone, so full of racial hatred, methodically plan to kill people, while they were praying? Praying?
Unfortunately, it happens far too often. And how does it happen? It happens by the dehumanization and demonization of various people groups. Frankly it doesn’t matter what colour you are, what language you speak, or where you were born, if a hateful person does not see you as human. It is frightening.
But have courage, have faith, because God sees you.
In a world that can be scary and violent, we can feel vulnerable, afraid and confused. Often people will jump to the conclusion that God had abandoned them when things go woefully wrong, but God is always with us. And, GOD sees you.
May these scriptures remind you that you are seen by your Heavenly Father.
Genesis 28:15 - "I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
Psalm 32:8 - I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Proverbs 15:3 - The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
Deuteronomy 32:10 - In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye.
Deuteronomy 11:12 - It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.
Matthew 6:4 - So that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Psalm 121:8 - The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.