By: Jennifer Perez August 21, 2017

If you have viewed some of the photos and videos from the tragic incident in Charlottesville, you may have been shocked, saddened, and possibly wept over such graphic images, wondering how these events could happen in our nation and in this time.  These images take me back to pictures that I only saw in my history books, from decades before when I had never witnessed or could understand the racial divisions that defined a generation before mine.

In the midst of all that’s been reported and the continuing unrest that surrounds us, I’m grateful for our evangelical leaders who have spoken up, providing biblical, wise words of encouragement and challenge.

In a special replacement program airing today on “The Garlow Perspective,” Jim Garlow shares a pastoral perspective on the events that occurred in Charlottesville and what he’s praying for . . .

Racism is more than ugly—it’s sin!  So what do we do about it?

On Saturday, August 12, in Charlottesville, Virginia, white nationalists and counter protestors clashed in an eruption of violence.  Heather Hyer was killed and many others injured when a speeding car slammed purposely into the crowd.

We pray for nothing short of a spiritual awakening to fall on the minds and hearts who came into Charlottesville to destroy an otherwise beautiful community.

August 13—the day following the Charlottesville tragedy, marked the 290th anniversary of a revival that hit Hermhut, Germany in 1727.  It was an explosion of love for each other that became the mark of that revival.

My prayer?  That we may see a Hermhut-type revival break out—with Christian love consuming the hearts of the racists who invaded Charlottesville.

>>For more messages from Jim as shared on “The Garlow Perspective,” visit


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