Saturday, June 03, 2017

Praying Blessings on the United Kingdom Tonight

Praying blessings on the people in the United Kingdom in the wake of these latest attacks. May God comfort all those who mourn. May He also guide law enforcement and intelligence officials as they bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent potential terror incidents.

This incident underscores two things for me. First, we are blessed in the United States to have the FBI, CIA, NSA, local law enforcement and first responders, and the US military. In this modern world, the possibility of terror will never be entirely eliminated. But these government entities are tremendous assets in the USA in preventing and minimizing individual terror incidents.

Second, this incident underscores how important intelligence-sharing particularly through FVEY (Five Eyes) and NATO, through which the democratic West mounts a common defense against not just existential threats like Russia and China, but also against Islamist terrorists, really is.

[Blogger Mark Daniels is pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio.]

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