This is tragic.
It's also less than a mile from my home.
My good friend knew the pastor.
My other good friend is a teacher at the Christian school there. One of her third graders fathers was stabbed. She is devastated.
My heart is breaking for everyone involved. For the family of Pastor Winters (he had two girls), for the little kid in my friend's class who's daddy was stabbed, for the congregation, for those who will live in fear after witnessing this, even for the gunman and his family. My heart is breaking for them. I can't get them out of my mind.
Times like this, its hard to understand where God is or how he will be glorified in such a horrific circumstance. This is simply a reminder that our world is broken and each of us need the gospel. Fred Winters died forgiven, preaching truth. A truth that each of us need.
Please join me today in praying for this family, congregation and community.