Twelve died in Colorado today, victims of a shooting spree at a movie theater. Dozens more were injured. There has been no motive uncovered.
“The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord” (Ps. 112: 6-7).
Lord God, evil has once again revealed its face. But in evil times or good, we trust in You.
We lift up to You those who have died, Father, their lives cruelly ended. We lift up to You the injured, some perhaps maimed or scarred for life. We lift up to You the mothers and fathers, the husbands, wives, and children of all these.
You understand grief, Father. You saw Your Son lifted up on a cross for the sake of a lost world. Extend Your comfort now to those grieving and in pain, that they might know You as we do.