Sundays are normally very quiet days for us. Sunday morning services followed by lunch at a favorite restaurant, a quiet afternoon, maybe a drive, ending with evening services.
Today was not a normal day.
Mr. Belle and I arrived home to the horrible news of the shooting at Barnette Chapel Church of Christ. Mr. Belle and I have attended Friday Night Singings at this congregation and know some of those who attend there. One person is dead. Five others are shot, at least one in critical condition. The injured include the pastor, Joey Spann, and his wife.
Such a nightmare.
I never dreamed I would ever see a scene like this outside of a church. This has always been unthinkable.
I have been sitting here all afternoon, watching the coverage.
These are my friends. My Christian family
I am still numb and in shock at these events.
Scripture tells us to love our enemies.
I am praying that I will be able to do.
Please pray for the families of all those involved and for our entire community here in Nashville.
You can find more information about the ongoing investigation here: News Channel Five WTVF