Aurora, Colorado made the headlines recently for something few towns want to be remembered for. In 1997 the small town of Pearl, MS experienced a similar event.
When these things happen throughout our nation people blame the gun. The next thing out of their mouth might be, “It’s not my fault, the spoons made me fat!”. Makes no sense to me. I am on the side of many who know that if there were others in these situations who were armed, innocent lives might have been saved.
Many questions have been asked.
Where is God in the middle of this?
How do we deal with the loss?
Why do these kind of things happen?
No matter the age, no matter the background lives are forever changed in Aurora. Families have lost loved ones that will no longer bring joy and laughter into their homes. They will not have the opportunity to contribute their best to the rest of the world.
I want to let you know of a resource that has helped thousands dealing with the loss of a loved one. My friend JJ Jasper and his family lost their only son Cooper three years ago in an accident on their family farm. I have seen this man glorify God and minister to many hurting people through phone calls, visits, letters and social media.
A documentary called Flame On was made telling their story. I think you will find it helpful and I highly recommend it. You can watch it for free at http://www.flameon.net. You can also get a copy on DVD if you want to give this to people you know who are grieving. You can find out more about JJ at his website http://jjjasper.com. There you will find links to book him to speak at your event and you can order his comedy DVD. Laughter is good for you and I highly recommend it.
One more thing before you go.
You can find help in many places. All the shoulders in the entire world still are not enough to hold your tears. Let me point you to one more resource. The Bible. The best selling book of all times. It is more than just words on a page. It was divinely authored by God himself. You will find comfort and strength through reading it.