On Friday night, November 13th, Paris once again became a target of terrorism. The coordinated attack by suicide bombers could have struck anyone, and 130 lost their lives. Although this is almost 200 miles from where we live, all of France is reeling from the gruesome hate and violence. Many are thinking - that could have been me or someone I love. How can we respond? We can listen and pray. We are preparing to place a "Pray for Paris" sign near campus in December and simply invite people to pray with us. Hopefully we can demonstrate a calm confidence in God that will encourage the French to seek the Prince of Peace. We have been praying for spiritual revival in France for years, perhaps this can be a catalyst. Lastly, we need to remember the opening lines of Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way... There are plenty of things to fear, but God is present and completely for us. Our trust is in the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls. Jesus is worthy of our hope. May we continue to proclaim his love boldly!
- no Cru staff or students were hurt.
- for the two students who are willing to reserve rooms for us on the Beaulieu campus!
- for peace and security (Ps. 46:9).
- that the Lord uses these events to draw the French to Him.
- for opportunities to listen and pray with students.
- for the upcoming Christmas event and New Year's conference.