I know many of you have already been praying this week for the victims and families of the massacre that took place near us Monday. Our governor has declared tomorrow a day of mourning in our state, and I think many of you would want to join us as we pray for those who have lost so many precious lives this week as well as those who must heal from their wounds. These were not just Virginians -- they were from many states and, beyond that, they were someone's loved ones.
We watched as the full extent of this horror unfolded Monday in disbelief. Thankfully, none of our former students were among the victims; but that didn't stop us from caring for those who went to class never suspecting what the day would hold for them.
I've been praying for the parents of the individual who committed this evil deed. I cannot begin to imagine having to live with the knowledge that my child had done that.
With cancer, we become more aware of our mortality. This is just another example of our not being promised tomorrow. No one could have suspected this would have happened! Please pray for healing.