Texas politician, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, calls Americans in a TV interview to read 2 Chronicles in the wake of the Uvalde Elementary School shooting. The call comes from the recent tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where it killed 19 children and two teachers.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
The massacre was marked the deadliest school shooting in the US in over a decade. As a result, politicians have been debating reforming gun control laws across the country.
But, Lt. Gov. Patrick believes that the social unrest proves that “we are in a sick society where we are at each other’s throats all the time.”
He urged Americans, Christians and non-Christians alike, to remember “who we are.” He said, “I believe we’re a nation of godly people and godly people need to pray. 2 Chronicles 7:14, everyone should read tonight. Go to the middle of the Bible, turn right, 2 Chronicles 7:14. Christians have to pray for God to heal our land, and we have to take a stand.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin, and heal our land.”
The 72-year-old implored his fellow Christians to “take hold of the country” through prayer. “You cannot change the culture of a country without changing the character of the people, and you just cannot change character without changing a heart, and you can’t do that without turning to God.”
Moreover, he disagreed with the claims that “stronger gun control laws” could have ended mass shootings.
“This problem is a much larger problem than the infrastructure, the gun issue, [and] the mental health issue. Whether it’s on the internet, whether it’s in any walk of life, people are just at each other every day.”
People need more than gun control laws. People need transformation in their hearts. They need Jesus.
Reference: The Christian Post