The Las Vegas shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, leaving at least 58 dead and hundreds injured. But even amidst the evil, there have been stories of heroism and hope. At least one survivor says the harrowing experience has turned him from being an agnostic to a believer in God.
“I was agnostic going into that concert,” Taylor Benge shared on CNN, “and I’m a firm believer in God now because there’s no way that, you know, all that happened and that I made it, and I was blessed enough to still be here alive talking to you today.”
It seems that his sister’s heroism and love during the attack had an deep effect on him.
“My sister and I we started running to the left and every time they shot we took cover. […] My sister, being as noble as she is, she actually threw herself on top of me and was saying, ‘I love you Taylor, I love you.’ And I’ll never forget that.”
The Christian tradition teaches us that even in the midst of terrible evil, God is present and can bring good out of it.
Here’s the full interview:
Pray for all those affected by the shooting!
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