As I read the numerous stories on the Aurora, CO shooting early this morning during the movie showing, I feel saddened. It's such a tragedy, but we need to realize that God knew this was going to happen. Whether we understand or not, it was these people's time to go. It is/was in God's hands; in His plan. We can only hope that the ones who's lives were taken were believers. If they were, how cool is it to know that they are worshiping our Lord and Savior RIGHT NOW! Let's pray for the shooter. Let's pray that he finds God, that he gets the help that he needs, and sees the error of his ways.
"Lord, please be with the families that have lost loved ones today, Lord. Lord, let them know that you are holding them; that they can lean on you during this time. Lord, I know many people have questions. They are wondering why, why now, why him/her. Lord, let us remember that you are all knowing and this was their time. It might not be the way we pictured it, but you knew the place and the hour. Lord, please be with the suspects family. Lord, I'm sure they are going through so many emotions right now, Lord, and I'm sure they have questions themselves. Lord, give them hope and strength in you. Lord, be with the suspect. Lord, put him in the hands of people that can help him. Lord, we know that it's going to be a rough road ahead for him and there are going to be consequences to his behavior, but, Lord, please be with him. Put people in his path that can encourage him, show him you, show him that he CAN be forgiven for what he has done. Lord, let him see your love. Lord, go with us as we continue our day and remind us to never take one single day for granted. I ask all these things in your name. Amen."