At this very moment, my younger brother Neil is hosting his Christian radio talk show in Buffalo, New York just as he does every weekday on WDCX. Neil is a gifted speaker, tenderhearted and wise beyond his years. I am so proud of him.
Neil is talking today about the Sutherland Springs, Texas massacre. Friends, I am at a loss. Dw and I senior pastored for 20 years, most of the time in rural areas. Somehow there is albeit false sense of ‘security’ that rarely do bad things happen in rural areas. Yet, Sunday’s massacre at a church defies all logic.
Precious people in Sutherland Springs were gathered together worshipping our great God, doing exactly what we are created and commanded to do, and unbeknownst to them a hate-filled, evil man was heading their way to carry out the most despicable act imaginable. They lost over half of the congregation that morning!!
Today Neil opened the air for his listeners to call in and together they are made an “audio” card that they will send to Pastor Pomeroy and his wife Sherri to encourage and lift up their arms, just as scripture tells us we are to do. WDCX is going to remove all the commercials and just have one continual audio to send.
As I was listening to caller after caller phone in, I’m dripping tears and thought it would be a beautiful thing for my friends to help me put together a “card” with your comments and prayers to print out and send to them. Pastor Pomeroy, his wife Sherri and all the rest of the body there in Sutherland Springs, Texas need to know that people all over the world are praying for them, partnering with them in uplifting their sorrow-filled arms and longing with them for God’s comfort to fill them.
The beautiful thing is that because of the internet, people can instantly leave a brief message, a prayer, comforting words, even a little, “I’m praying for you” and it will mean so much.
Please leave a message below or on Facebook and I will print them out and mail it all to them.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.