What a strange day! Talk about going from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.
That’s exactly how I felt just two days ago after returning from Momentum 2015 (most uplifting, inspirational, exhilarating weekend of my life!) and coming back to hear the news of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Christian men who were executed in Libya.
Highest of highs = Momentum 2015: 300 people on fire for God, embracing our role as ambassadors for God, ready to influence the world for Christ and now equipped with three tier strategy of how to accomplish it. BEST WEEKEND EVER!
I couldn’t have been more full of hope and joy and enthusiasm than I was on Sunday afternoon when we wrapped up Momentum. But by Sunday evening, things changed…
Lowest of lows (Libya): 21 Christian men beheaded by terrorists execution style on the shore of a beach in Libya, all recorded in HD video (although I personally don’t have what it takes to watch it).
Like so many across the world, I was filled with feelings that I didn’t know how to put a name to. Even though I didn’t see the video, the pictures were horrifying enough. Yeah I was angry, but it was more than anger. Yeah I was sad, but it was more than sadness. It was a feeling that struck deep down and was difficult to put into words.
Then it hit me. It hit me why this made me feel so bad inside. Forgive me if what I’m about to say sounds insensitive in any way. I don’t mean it to be; I just mean to be honest.