In John 16:33, we read these words of Jesus: “In this world you will have trouble.”
We saw that at Columbine in 1999. And we saw it in Orlando last week—not only in the nightclub massacre, but also the night before when singer Christina Grimmie was shot to death following a concert.
Ben Davies, who plays Nathan in I’M NOT ASHAMED, had the opportunity to work with and become friends with Christina. Here is part of what he posted on his Facebook page.
“It’s rare to meet someone who lives up to the image we have for them, and even more astounding when they exceed those expectations. Christina Grimmie did both. … From the moment we met, the poise, grace, and down-to-earth personality were only out shined by her pure and deep love for Jesus Christ. … The only peace I can cling to today is I know without a doubt Christina is now walking with the Savior she so loved in Heaven.”
We grieve with all who are heartbroken, in Orlando and elsewhere. And we remember the last part of John 16:33, “But take heart! I have overcome the world.”