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Monday, July 23, 2012

My Heart Goes Out To Aurora

This post has been swirling around in my head for a couple of days...no words coming forth, but the thoughts and sentiments were hanging there.   Now, the words seem to be ready to spill out over the keyboard.  I have no idea how this will end up, just that it will.


This story of chaos and a massacre hit me square in the heart.  I used to live and work in Aurora.  Two of my sons and their families live/lived in Parker, just down the road.  My grandsons could have been in that theater, but they were not.  I have no way to know the pain and anguish that the people there are facing.  I have never been in such a situation.  Even so, my heart aches for each of them as my prayers seek comfort for them.

The media tries to tell the story and place the blame.  They seek answers before answers are available.  They want the whole sordid story out there for us to see...hour after hour...repeating over and over what little they know.  A nation, and perhaps a world watches, spellbound.  Why is there so much evil in the world?  How can God allow this to happen?  Will we ever know why the killer did this? 

Here's what I do know.  The God of the Bible is a loving God. He loves us.   He can bring peace and comfort to those who are hurting.  He hears our prayers.  We may never know why some died and some lived through that horror in Aurora.  But God knows, and in Him I trust.  God is my Rock and I pray that those who don't know Him will draw near to Him and accept His Grace and Mercy.


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6 comments:

  1. Oh- I know- It is so sad, isn't it? I think that is the biggest question- why did some die and some be spared? It is a question that will never be answered this side of Heaven- xo Diana

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    1. Diana- Thank you for adding that comment!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  2. It's just beyond comprehension how anyone could want to do this to innocent people. So sad, so tragic. Your post is very well written. I join you in prayer for those affected by this senseless tragedy.

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    1. Cheryl - Thank you for taking a minute to comment here. Prayer is powerful and I hope many will continue to pray for all of the victims of this horror.
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  3. I didn't like your post, but I liked your post. Does that make sense? Thank you.

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  4. Pat, What a poignant post! You said, so well, what the rest of us were thinking but were unable to put into words.Thank you for this.
    This is a time to turn to our Lord, and trust in Him for healing and comfort. Thank you for reminding us.
    Blessings, Ginger

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