Brothers and sisters my heart is breaking this morning over the tragic accident that took place last night involving six young women. Five of those young women were students at the University of Georgia. As you already know for those young ladies are dead. The pain and the crushing heartache that accompany an event like this are almost too much to bear.
There are no words anyone can offer that can ease the pain, anger or confusion that many are feeling right now. The one thing that we must hold onto and believe no matter how difficult is the truth that God is good and he is loving.
In moments like this our view of his goodness can be clouded by the pain and we may be tempted to doubt but trust in this friends God is good.
The pastoral staff it Watkinsville first Baptist are praying and crying and hurting with you. The sanctuary will be open throughout the day and pastors will be in the building if you need prayer or you just want to come pray. I will leave you with these words of the apostle Paul.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8: 31-39.