The city of Manchester in the UK suffered a horrible tragedy two weeks ago when terrorists detonated an explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people and injuring dozens of others.
The people of Manchester, as well as those around the world, came together in mourning for those who died. Last evening, Ariana Grande, as well as other celebrities such as Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, were back in Manchester for the “One Love Manchester” concert event.
Although the event was planned before the Manchester attack occurred, it took on greater significance after the attack and has been viewed as a tribute performance to those who lost their lives.
Pop star Justin Bieber, who in the past couple years has made headlines for his Christian faith, gave concert-goers a message of hope: "God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of the evil. God is in the midst no matter what's happening in the world, God is in the midst, and He loves you and He's here for you.”
"I just want to take this moment to honor the people that were lost, that were taken,” Bieber continued. “We love you so much. To the families, we love you so much. Put both hands up to honor those people right now,” he told the crowd. “Everybody say, 'We honor you. We love you.'"
CBN News also notes that, last week, Bieber posted on Instagram the simple post “I follow Jesus.”
Photo: In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert Justin Bieber performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love
Photo courtesy: Getty Images/ David Hogan for One Love Manchester
Publication date: June 5, 2017