02 September, 2021

A Dark Day

Yesterday was a very dark day in our community. The breaking news came in shortly after noon of another school shooting, this time it wasn't somewhere else, though, it was here; in a local high school. Fear and panic gripped the afternoon as reports of the gunman being at large surfaced, residents sheltered behind locked doors and frightened families rushed to pick up their students at a secure location. Sadly, late in the afternoon, it was announced that the victim had died after being rushed to the hospital. The suspect was apprehended late in the day after an intense search. Today, everyone who calls this community home is reeling. Please join me in prayer for all who are affected by this senseless act; pray for peace, for calm and for healing. Pray for all parents, grandparents and caregivers who send their children off to school every morning, pray for our students, teachers, administrators, security officers, law enforcement and first responders; lavish them them reassurance and gird them with strength that comes through faith in You.  Lord, have mercy. 

O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in You. 
Let your mighty calmness reign in me. 
Rule me, O King of Gentleness, King of Peace.

I am reminded that even in the darkest of days,
Life is Good, 
because God is good, all the time.


Ramona said...

Praying for you and with you.

Deborah said...

Praying for you and your community.

Meredith said...

Praying for and with you and your grieving community.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hugs and prayers abound.

Janet O. said...

Will definitely join you in those prayers!

Lindah said...

I am so sorry. I am praying for you and your community.

Needled Mom said...

So very tragic. Praying for everyone touched by this senseless act.

Tanya said...

Oh, how terrible.

Lord. We don't understand why things happen that make us so sad and that hurt so much. You tell us that love casts out fear but it is so difficult to keep fear at bay. You tell us to trust that You know what is best but our small faith wavers. Strengthen this community and this world, Lord. Help us learn to work together, to uplift, to help, to show Your love to people who don't know You. Please cover this community with Your wings and give them all rest. In Jesus' name, Amen.