The shootings in Aurora Colorado bring out emotions that many people live most every day of their lives without feeling. People who never think of praying, suddenly wish they knew how, and some even give it a try for the first time. Then there are those who privately pray daily who suddenly are not scared to drop right down on their knees in public. And while crowds sing Amazing Grace, people look to heaven for answers from the one who made us.
News reporters left and right find no problem with reporting on that which they normally wouldn’t give the time of day to, references to God. And their photographers actually look for that just right photo of someone calling out to Him.
While people are pointing fingers and blaming this group and blaming that group, the fact of it is that we live in a fallen world. Tragedies like this remind us of that fact. And tragedies like this remind us that there is only one who we are to turn to in times like this, the same one who we need every day of our lives.
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We see the hand of God very much in times like this.
Debra J.M. Smith 07-23-12
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