It’s hard.

I don’t want to give attention to an event that has already received an overwhelming amount of it. But I need a place to express the grief I feel for a community that is in pain.

Someone posted a picture with a verse and it really resonated with me.

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.” – Romans 12:15

In many of these tragic situations, even though I am far away, the emotions churn within me. There is comfort in God’s Word and that He desires for us to grieve along side those who have experienced a difficult situation.

It’s hard.

The best thing I can do is pray for time to pass and for peace and comfort. As hard as it is not to respond to the news and to the debates, I won’t because my emotions are heightened and it’s not the time to respond in this way.

I will block out the name and picture that has been plastered all over the news and remember the names and pray for the families that need our support.

The best we can all do is reflect, pray and move forward.

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