July 20, 2012

Good SamaritanDear Friends,

We live in a broken world, full of broken, hurting people. Please pray for the 59 people wounded in the Aurora, Colarado shooting today, and please pray for the families and loved ones of the 12 people who were tragically killed. My heart is broken today over the brokenness of our world. Whenever we hear of tragedy and pain like this, our hearts cry out: "Come Lord Jesus!"

This Sunday we continue our study of Jesus' parables with one of His most demanding and provocative: the parable of the Good Samaritan. The big idea is that Jesus, the ultimate Good Samaritan has showed us the greatest mercy when we were in the most dire need, and the deeper we are moved by His mercy, the more merciful we become, even to those seemingly least deserving, like James E. Holmes. May we be a people of Micah 6:8, who "do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with our God."

Praying for you and Aurora, Pastor Jan