Attacks on Paris

The horrific attacks in Paris, the “City of Love,” have claimed over a hundred lives with many injured. Many are angered, sad, or scared, but this heinous act is just a reminder of five things:

  1. The earth is controlled by Satan: “We know that we belong to God, but the whole world is under the power of the devil” (1 John 5:19, NLV)
  1. Because Satan controls the earth, there will be violence: “…the land is full of darkness and violence” (Psalm 74:20, NLT)
  1. We have to show the world that their hope lies in God: “Our hope comes from God… May your hope grow stronger by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NLV)
  1. We must pray for those who commit these acts of violence: “But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!” (Matthew 5:44, NLT)
  1. We must never give up hope, even in the midst of tragedy: “Let us keep looking to Jesus. Our faith comes from Him…” (Hebrews 12:2, NLV)
Copyright © 2015 Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti
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