Persecution or Murder or Both?


One week after she was killed, Pastor Carol Davis’ murder is still a horrible mystery.  She served as pastor of a small, pentecostal church in Oklahoma.  According to this story, her murder is shrouded with bizarre details, such as her being found in a crucifix position.  The details do not make clear the motive.  On the surface, it certainly appears that she was the victim of persecution.  The crucifix position gives a hint, too, that the murderer understood her connection to Christ.  Yet, we must wait for further details and for a motive which might make sense of the crime.  For now, we can pray for the church, her family, and for her murderer to come to justice.