There was a time when I did not understand how people could be excited to have Jesus come back. I have a good life with loved ones around and I want to spend as much time in this life as I can. I never understood.
The last few years, I have come to understand. I have come to understand the extent of the suffering on our planet. I have come to understand the evil acts men do to one another. I have come to understand the hopelessness of our situation, the complete inability to turn things around.
And so today, as this story burdens my heart, and as I pray for those families and parents and children, I can only say: "Come quickly, Lord Jesus." End the suffering and self-destructiveness of your hopelessly lost children.