"There's been another school shooting" is a phrase I hope I never get used to hearing. Every time I hear it I get a sinking feeling in my stomach that takes me back 19 years ago. Sadly, I had that sinking feeling again this morning when I heard the news about the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
I'm sure you had that feeling too. Enough is enough!
Finally, we reach out. This nation needs the gospel now more than ever. We need to reach every teen everywhere with the hope of Jesus Christ!
Who knows how much violence has been averted over the years because a potential killer or school shooter was led to Christ and had their soul transformed by the power of God. I know that, in my own family, the extreme violence that once characterized many of my family members was replaced with the love of God when someone reached them with the gospel message.
We must get the gospel out. We must reach teenagers and their teachers. We must reach our neighbors and co-workers. We must reach friends and strangers. Because only the gospel can transform hate into love and a potential shooter into a follower of Jesus.
On October 13th, 2018 we are hosting Dare 2 Share Live. Our goal is to mobilize 25,000 teenagers in 100 different cities from coast to coast to impact their cities and peers for Jesus. Our prayer is to equip them to share the Good News of Jesus with their friends and classmates and train them to make a difference at their schools. Eventually we'd love to be in hundreds of cities across the United States and mobilize hundreds of thousands of teenagers to be ambassadors of the hope of Christ at their schools.
It's time to take action. It's time to reach this next generation. It's time to rescue them from the grasp of the Evil One...who is smirking with pride over every school shooting.
Let's keep pushing and praying until every teen is safe and every teen is saved. And let's pray we never get calloused to the phrase "there's been another school shooting...."