How Long, O Lord

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and the testimony they had given They cried out with a loud voice: Lord, the one who is holy and true, how long until you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood? (Revelation 6:9-10)

Here we are again, staring with disbelief at social media feeds and news updates. Another tragedy. . . Another act of evil. . . Another round of questions. 

In the past, we have tried to address questions about God and tragedy (click here and here for recent articles). All of those answers hold in the light of the most recent shootings in Texas. There is still another question. When Christians are killed as a result of their testimonies, our hearts break, and we can cry out to God with the same prayer that has echoed through the centuries — How Long? In the passage above, we can see several response points for the missional believer.

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