Today, July 14, 2016, France was attacked yet again. At least 70 people were killed, at least 100 injured. Today is also Bastille Day, which is the French Independence Day. A truck plowed through a crowd of people watching fireworks and the man got out and started shooting. This is the second time in less than a year that France has been hit, and it breaks my heart. This world needs peace.
Hebrews 12:14 (NIV) says,
"Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."
Today, and lately, I have NOT seen peace. I've seen death, violence, and hate. So much has happened in the last year that breaks my heart. This has to stop. I saw a post of the Starue of Liberty holding a gun and climbing into the ocean, and the Eiffle Tower is in the distance, and a speech bubble above the Statue of Liberty says, "I'm coming." America needs to step up and help. France was here for us after 9/11, and though we supported France after the attack in November, we need to actually go help them after today!
I lift up everyone impacted by the violence happening right now, but I especially lift up Nice, France as they are mourning the loss of at least 70 people right now. I pray for comfort to them and for peace around the world. God, don't let them lose sight of you.
I ask all of you to stop what you're doing and go pray for France. Pray for the world.