Tuesday, April 17, 2007
By now most of you have seen the stories about the carnage at Virginia Tech University on Monday. I cannot imagine the horror of what happened to those students and faculty on an overcast ordinary Monday morning.
As the stories continue to roll in, there is great confusion and some contradiction of information. But there are also stories of individuals who acted selflessly and some who died for their actions. Read this story about an Israeli engineering professor who was shot to death barricading the door while his students jumped out the windows. There are glimpses of God acting in the lives of people in the midst of unimaginable, evil acts by people. Such is the world since the fall of man.
I don't have any words of wisdom to offer. Only heartfelt prayers to those who were injured and their families and the families of the deceased. Virginia Tech will never be the same and all who have been touched by this will carry memories of this horrible day with them for the rest of their lives. But God can heal their wounds because he knows what it is to suffer. He knows what it is like to see a child die unjustly. And Jesus knows what the pain of torture and execution feels like. It may seem trite to say that, but God does understand. And I am sure that he is saddened on this day as well.
Join me in praying for those who have been affected by the evil actions of this young man.