I am too overwhelmed right now to do much reflection. But I can say that after reading it, I picked up my guitar, and sang for these girls:
“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord.
I wait for God my Savior, my God will hear me.
“We will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever, forever, forever.”
I cry for them, pray for them, and ask God that he will crush their captors. The Psalms were right, may the Lord’s enemies be scattered.
I just finished preaching on the three goals of our church for 2004 (I will post up the outline soon), and I see such a deep connection between the dark plight of these girls and the mission of our church, of THE church.
I’m too speechless right now…