Pastor reflects on RJR memorial following quadruple homicide

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR)- The suffering RJR Maintenance and Management went through, affected the entire community.

Pastor Jared Lee says homicides aren't new, but a homicide like this in Mandan is.

"I was a little bit scared because of the weight and significance of such a tragedy. I was a little bit scared as to how I was going to address that, how am I going to speak into that?" said Lee.

Lee says he wanted to speak his truth of the Bible, for the 600 people who attended.

"These terrible, terrible things happen. It's important that we wrestle with where is God? How does a good God reconcile with an event like this?"

Lee said he didn't want to sugar coat anything.

"The reality of the fall, the bible teaches about that we are all messed up and because we're messed up all these terrible things enter into this world, and into our experience," he added.

But Lee said, even through all the tragedy, the bible is culminating into something good.

Lee also said we need to be people who look somewhere else, other than the safety of Bismarck and Mandan, for our hope.