I received dozens of calls, texts, tweets and FB messages today asking if I'm okay. Im sure most of you have heard about the horrific tragedy that occurred at a movie theatre just a half mile from my house. I don't know why I felt like I needed to write about it other than to ask you all to pray. I am thankful that I wasn't there as I had planned earlier in the week. And I am still waiting to find out for sure if I knew any of the injured or killed. I pray that I won't. I feel such grief and sadness over the entire situation. I feel sick knowing that so many of the killed are still in that theatre. I cried so hard seeing the photos of people desperately searching this morning for their loved ones, fearing the very worst and facing a devastating reality. It's a reminder of how valuable each moment is. It's a call to draw nearer to God and, in our brokenness, beg desperately at his feet for peace in the place of understanding. Because there is no way to understand something so incomprehensible. My heart is breaking and Im shaken to the core.
And in the place of pain and evil and fear and despair, HOPE will be the victor. So if you're the praying kind, please send your thoughts to God.