I was going to continue writing about the events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection today, but I read a prayer request on Twitter this morning that stopped me cold and made me sit down and pray. I need to share this with you all. I know many of you struggle with depression. If you are looking for a feel good post today, this is not it. This is a post of fighting the spiritual battle we are in through crying out to Jesus in prayer.
There was a tragedy in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday. A 24 year old man grabbed a beautiful little 5 year old boy named Landen and threw him from the 3rd story balcony at the Mall of America. The boy is in critical condition fighting for his life. The police have the attacker in custody. The tweet I read this morning was from a woman who knows the family from church. Her son and Landen are in the same children’s class. You can see the tweet on my Twitter page at: @AuthorRyanC.
Here is the news link: News On Mall of America Attack
My heart is crushed for this family. I am feeling a range of emotions from sadness to anger and disgust. I will be praying for Landen and his family and I am praying for the man who did this. I pray the Lord heals Landen by His miraculous power! I pray the Lord pours out His Holy Spirit on Landen and his family! Please bring healing Lord and bring them to perfect peace!
I also pray Lord that the man who did this would be convicted of his sin and You would bring him to his knees. I pray You show the attacker the pain that has come from his evil actions and You deliver him from evil. I pray he receives the full measure of discipline that his actions deserve and he would repent.
Close family friends have set up a Go Fund Me page for Landen’s medical costs. If you can, please help this family! Any amount is better than nothing.
Folks, this is why Jesus came to die for us. Sin and evil exist on this earth and we suffer it every day. What that man did to this young boy was done because the evil one filled his heart with hatred. This world desperately needs a Savior and now more than ever those of us who believe in Jesus need to share Him with the world! Jesus came to rescue us from evil, sin, and death. Jesus came to destroy the devil’s work, and soon, very soon, He will crush him under our feet and sin and evil will be no more!
Please Lord Jesus, come back soon!
Bring healing and peace and spread revival Lord, Amen!
My brothers and sisters in Christ, please pray for Landen and his family!
Grace and peace to you all and the grace, peace, and healing of the Lord be poured out on Landen and his family. In Your Name Jesus, Amen.
“…The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
1 John 3:8
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”