'God is good in the midst of the evil' says Justin Bieber in Manchester
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester, England, on Sunday with an energetic, all-star concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city nearly two weeks ago.
Grande was emotional and teary-eyed throughout the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, which the British Red Cross said it raised more than £10 million ($13 million) for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, created for those affected by the attack at Grande's May 22 show.
Bieber shared similar words onstage, even coming close to crying when he spoke about God and those who died at Grande's show.
"God is good in the midst of the evil," said Justin Bieber, "God is in the midst."
Bieber continued exhorting the crowd to put their trust in God, especially at this time,
"(God) loves you and he's here for you. I wanna take this moment to honor the people that were lost, that were taken," he said. "To the families, we love you so much. ... Everybody say, 'We honor you, and we love you.'"
Bieber has been growing in his walk with God according to Hillsong NYC pastor, Carl Lentz, who has served as a mentor for Bieber.
Cover Photo: In this Sunday, June 4, 2017, handout photo provided by Danny Lawson for One Love Manchester, general view of the One Love Manchester tribute concert in Manchester, north western England, Sunday, June 4, 2017. One Love Manchester is raising money for those affected by the bombing at the end of Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester on May 22, 2017. (Danny Lawson via AP)