A Tragic Record to Break

You TV news watchers out there are likely already aware of this, but I just received a tragic notice from the Wall Street Journal that the University of Texas no longer holds the “record” of experiencing the deadliest campus shooting in US history.

Apparently this morning, a little after 7:00AM at Virginia Tech, a gunman opened fire in a co-ed dorm and then later in a classroom killing at least 21 and injuring dozens more.  I don’t think any motives are being offered yet at this time, but the verse that comes to my mind first is Matthew 24:12, “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”

The early AP article on the tragedy can be read here.

May God’s Kingdom come quickly.

3 thoughts on “A Tragic Record to Break

  1. Melodie I.

    What comes to mind for me is the shooting just over 2 years ago in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Mr. Gregory and all those that we lost are still sorely missed. We still struggle to understand.

  2. Howdy, Melodie, and thanks for writing.

    It came to my mind, too, and you’re right — they are and we do.

    I think our experience can give us a special understanding for what those VT student’s families are going through right now, and hopefully add that much more passion and zeal to our prayers, both for comfort for those afflicted and for the hastening of the return of Christ and the establishing of God’s Kingdom.

    Whenever we lose steam in our prayers that Christ would come and put and end to this world and establish His righteous rule, events like this should embolden us all the more. This world so desperately needs the hope of God’s Kingdom and the comfort found only in the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

    Take much care, and thanks again for writing —
    Wallace Smith

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