After 24 hours, it's still hard to comprehend. If you are a believer, I looked these up and thought I'd share with you. I feel like I've been on the verge of tears since the news on Friday morning. It's times like these that the only way some people can get through is with their faith. I pray that the families of the victims come together and that they use their faith in the unbelivably tough time.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so,
I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go
and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that
you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Praise be to the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that
we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received
from God. 5For just as the sufferings of
Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of
things has passed away."
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves
those who are crushed in spirit
"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills
be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace
be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
"In this crazy world, there's an enormous distinction between good times and bad,
between sorrow and joy. But in the eyes of God, they're never separated. Where
there is pain, there is healing.
Where there is mourning, there is dancing.
-Henri J. M. Nouwen
When life caves in, you do not need reasons - you need comfort. You do not need
some answers - you need someone. And Jesus does not come to us with an
explanation - He comes to us with His presence.