Massive Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis

About 2,000 feet of one of the most trafficked bridges in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River during rush hour at 6:05 this evening. Reports are still coming in. The bridge is located only about a mile away from the DG office and supports the busiest freeway near the city. Many of us cross this bridge frequently. There are no clear estimates regarding how many vehicles were on the bridge or how many deaths have occurred. We expect there will be many.

Pray for those who are injured and for families of loved ones who have perished. And pray that God will guide us in responding to this tragedy in a way that points to the mercy and patience of God the way Jesus did in Luke 13.

Jon Bloom (@Bloom_Jon) is the author of Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith and serves as the President of Desiring God, which he and John Piper launched together in 1994. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Pam, their five children, and one naughty dog.