Since the tragic Connecticut massacre at Sandy Hooks school, I have read and heard many opinions on how to prevent such a tragedy from recurring. Opinions push everything from tougher gun laws, to blaming the media for glorifying crime, and movies or video games influencing such violence. And then there’s the other popular one… “Our nation has turned its back on God, and needs to repent…”
I looked up the verse in Chronicles that talks about this, and something interesting jumped out at me.
2 Chronicles 7:14
New International Version (NIV)
14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
The interesting thing here is that God doesn’t ask the entire nation to humble themselves, pray, and seek His face, and turn…
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