Once again we are awakened with chilling news of a great tragedy that has beset our country. The shooting at the cinema in Aurora, Colorado has left us all horrified at the sheer brutality and utter disregard for life that led to this massacre of our fellow citizens. Our prayers go to the Lord Jesus Christ for His ministry to the families and friends in the community and in the greater Denver area. In a real way, such an event touches the whole nation and reminds us again of our vulnerability, not only from outside enemies but also from those unstable and troubled souls in our midst. May God have mercy upon our nation and call our hearts to come together in prayer and know again that our security is only in Christ.
Such an event reminds me of why Reformed Theological Seminary exists. We are here to not only prepare pastors to “take every thought captive” for Christ, but also to produce shepherds and counselors and other gospel servants who will be there to minister healing from the Bible to hurting people in times like these. May God strengthen the local pastors, counselors, and government authorities who seek to bring comfort to the grieving and justice for the victims.
Mae and I cut off the television this morning and listened to this rendition of “The Prayer” from Charlotte Church and Josh Groban. It led us to our own prayers. I share it with you this morning.
Commending us all to Christ and to the Word of his grace and praying for our nation and for the people of Colorado, I am
Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer
The James M. Baird Jr. Chair of Pastoral Theology
REFORMED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY