Saturday, July 23, 2011

They were just children

In this photo taken by Vergard M. Aas, a Norwegian crime reporter who responded to the scene of a mass shooting on Utoya Island, Norway, victims lie near the shoreline approximately one hour after police say a man dressed as a police officer gunned down youths as they ran and even swam for their lives at a camp which was organized by the youth wing of the ruling Labor Party, Friday July 22, 2011. Police say the suspect in this shooting set off a http://news.yahoo.com/comics/norway-utoya-tragedy-1311453712-slideshow/;_ylt=AiLHTk9RC3fbc6AjA7WKTvpfaP0E;_ylu=X3oDMTMybTRudTNvBHBrZwNhZmU1NzEzYi0xZmJkLTM3ZDQtODI1Yy00YjdiMTAzNDk2YjgEcG9zAzIEc2VjA2VuZF9zcwR2ZXIDMzMzY2RhMTYtYjU2Yy0xMWUwLTkxNTQtNzhlN2QxNWZkNjBj;_ylv=3
As I sit here reading accounts of this terrible tragedy tears run down my face. I don't know what to say.
Lord please reach out to these peaceful people and comfort them with your amazing love. This I humbly ask in the precious name of Jesus.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Geoff, I hardly listen to the news as its always bad, so didn't quite get this...it is so terrible, so sad. How mad was that man who did this!! How evil. The poor famillies.
    Blessings to you today. CM

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  2. Hi Geoff,
    I read about this on another blogger's site. So very sad and horrible. I ache for the families and the surviving kids, how traumatizing this is!

    Father,
    Please send Your healing on the families that are suffering right now. Let this man be caught and brought to Your perfect justice. Have mercy on the surviving children and ease their mind and let them find peace in You. For the children now passed away from this life, Oh LORD please let them know You! Let them be with You in glory.
    In the name of my LORD, Jesus Christ amen.

    Praying and praying,
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  3. i have not read or listened to news so i did not know. but it is very sad. may their parents and families are granted with acceptance and patience.

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  4. i read the news on the link you posted, i didn't realise there were more than 90 dead. this was too terrible, it reminded me of tasmania.

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  5. I first read about this on a Norweigan blogger's site. Shocking and sad. I feel horrible for the people who have lost loved ones--this is senseless killing.

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