A Tennessee pastor selected prayer over anger after discovering out an aged church member was unknowingly robbed contained in the church’s sanctuary whereas the suspects prayed along with her.
Pastor Larry Robertson with the Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville knowledgeable the congregation in regards to the stunning incident on Feb. 9 throughout a night worship service.
“We had a few ladies who got here at about 5:40 and stated they thought the service began at 6 p.m. and I directed them on this path (the sanctuary),” Robertson stated. “One in every of our women got here early and was right here. And lengthy story quick, they robbed her. One requested, ‘Will you pray with me?’ Whereas they’d their eyes closed and heads bowed, the opposite lady bought into our church member’s purse and we have got all of it on video … bought bank cards, money, the whole lot. Closed it again up and amazingly, that is when the prayer completed.”
Robertson, who was clearly upset by the malicious act, advised church members that God will fulfill His personal wrath towards the ladies. He then quoted Deuteronomy 32:35, “Vengeance is Mine, I’ll repay sayeth the Lord. The Lord is aware of who they’re and the place they’re,” he declared.
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The pastor additionally known as on the congregation to wish for his or her repentance.
“I wish to pray that the Lord will awaken one thing in these younger women and understand the error of their methods and finally, come to Christ,” he stated. “The truth is there’s not a lot the police can do at this level. We wish to pray for these people, particularly Ms. Linda. Individuals know that Christians are variety and trusting and the satan is aware of it too.”
The Clarksville Police Division posted images of the suspects on its Fb web page, revealing 4 females concerned within the crime.
“It’s so disappointing and stunning when it occurs in a church constructing to a senior grownup widow, woman who simply got here to church early to wish. That is onerous to swallow,” Robertson to WTVF Information.
He added, “My prayer is that if I had the chance to come across them once more, that I’d be trustworthy to and type sufficient to them to share the gospel with them in hopes that they’d belief Christ as their Savior.”
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