This man, Taylor Benge, was one of the people at the Route 91 country music festival.
These concert-goers were all enjoying themselves before a gunman opened fire on the crowd killing at least 58 people and injuring over 500 on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
Benge was with his sister and both witnessed as people scrambled for cover during the gunfire. Thankfully, both managed to escape unharmed from what is being described as America’s deadliest mass shooting.
Speaking with CNN news anchor Rick Berman, Benge said the terrible experience caused him to change his opinion on God.
Before the massacre, he was a doubting Thomas but now he says that he is a “firm believer in God now.”
In his words, “It’s a kind of fight or flight situation … you’ve just got to take it to God and hope that you make it.
“I know I can’t speak for everyone, but for me… I was agnostic going to that concert, and I’m a firm believer in God now, ’cause there’s no way that… all that happened, and that I made it, and I was blessed enough to still be here alive talking to you today.”
Thank God for this silver lining in an otherwise senseless tragedy.
America is currently mourning the 59 dead victims of the concert massacre with memorials and vigils.