The Angels in heaven rejoiced as they received another servant of the Lord, willing to stand for his faith. Though this was a terrible tragedy for the Winter’s family and church, I can’t help thinking he was blessed to go out while serving a church he loved, surrounded by his family and friends.
The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with Christ. Pastor Winters is in heaven right now, praising God and rejoicing with the angels.
Father, we unite in prayer for the Winter’s family as they grieve the loss of this dear man. We pray for those precious children, grieving for their Daddy. We pray for his widow as she learns to pick up the pieces of her life and become both parents to her girls. Comfort them and surround them with your love.
We pray for The First Baptist Church of Maryville that this incident will not tear them apart, but make them even stronger. Father, move in that church as never before. Send them the sweet spirit of forgiveness and revival.
Finally, we pray for the shooter and his mother. We pray that they will discover the healing power of your love and forgiveness.
In your precious name, Amen
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