Sutherland Springs: Trusting God in Tragedy


Like many others, I learned about yesterday’s tragedy at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs when I turned on the news after church. I had the privilege of preaching at the homecoming service at Tar Heel Baptist Church in Tar Heel, NC. It’s a wonderful church and God is doing a remarkable work through the ministry of Pastor Devon Varnum. The town of Tar Heel has a population of 117, but 250 were in attendance. Open-air services were held under a tent. The worship was enthusiastic and heartfelt. There was a baptism, great music, dinner on the grounds and fun games for the kids.

So when I saw the news bulletin that dozens were killed and dozens more shot at a church in Texas, the same thought crossed my mind that probably crossed yours as well: that could have been my church. One day, it might be my church. …Read More.