I have nothing to add to all that has already been said about the recent massacre of nine innocent Christians inside the Mother Emmanuel AME Church last Wednesday evening. God sees and God cares.  Psalm 56:8 says “You keep track of all my sorrows.  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your book.” God also says in Revelation 21:4 that there will be a day when “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  We believe that.  We believe that this time on earth is very temporary, but what we have to look forward to is eternal and sure.  

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.