For the people of Aurora, Colorado who are suffering great loss, we lift fervent prayers to “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God” (II Corinthians 1:3-4).
We long for the day when “God’s dwelling place is among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 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” (Revelation 21:3-4).
“Breathe. Sometimes I feel it’s all that I can do, pain so deep that I can hardly move. Just keep my eyes completely fixed on you.. Lord take hold and pull me through, so here I am what’s left of me, where glory meets my suffering.”
“The moment when humanity is overcome by majesty and grace is ushered in for good. And all our scars are understood; When mercy takes its rightful place; And all these questions fade away; When out of weakness we must bow; And hear You say, ‘It’s over now!’”