4.20.2007

In Memory

Two students in prayer on campus
*Image from the web*

So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.
John 16:22 New Living Translation

What I'm Listening To: Hope To Carry On (Live) by Caedmons Call

In memory of the students and teachers who lost their lives on the campus of Virginia Tech earlier in the week, I will be observing a day of silence on my blog on April 30th. No comments, no words. For me, just a picture. Some other blogs are doing the same thing, so please feel free to participate on your own blog and pass the word around.

For 17 years of my life, I have called Virginia home, just hours away from Blacksburg. I hardly know what to write as I sit here, so I am figuring less is more in this case. I pray that God will show His face in this difficult time. I know that He can comfort and hold these families in His hands as they grieve the loss of their loved ones way too early.

You are all in my prayers.

12 comments:

Cris said...

No words to express... count me in...

Tracy said...

This is a nice idea, and i love the pic that you found.

Anonymous said...

Very moving photo Anna. The scripture certainly says it all.
Love, Dad

Jennifer said...

I totally agree with your Dad.
Love, Jenn

bluemountainmama said...

count me in, too. we were considering moving to blacksburg a couple of years ago before my husband accepted his current job. VT called him for an interview, but he had already started his new job here. we're still considering that area. it is a wonderful community...as i think the world can tell from the grace and strength in which its students and residents have responded to this tragedy.

kenju said...

I have already prepared that post, Anna (for the 30th). My prayers are with them all.

cjc said...

This is great.. I will be doing this too.

There are no words I can think of. Every time I think about this I just can't speak.

I like the picture of the people face down in worship... I was just reading about Paul and Silas today. Sometimes it seems so hard to understand...

-cjc

Kyle said...

I didn't know if you would read your comments from previous posts, so I wanted to comment on the pictures from the previous day.

As you know, I love urban shots. So, as you know, I love these pictures!

How close are you to London? Because I was really interested in seeing the original Dr. Martin shoe store. It's just one of those random and arbitrary places that I have always wanted to see.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Shock. Numbness. Incredible that someone could be capable of such evil. And it was not in the heat of passion. He knew what he was doing. He planned it.

Chad Oneil said...

Good post. There really aren't any words to describe how horrible this event is.

I do hope as well that Christ shows his face in this dark time.

Good song, "Well, I can see Peter, puttin' away his sword...he won't fight no more.." ;)

CG said...

Such a terrible tragedy diminishes us all.

srp said...

The world is a frightening place. I must admit that I called my college girl five times that day and every day since, just to make sure she is all right. The end of a semester and pressures of class and job and now this. I think every college in Virginia and around the country is a bit shell shocked. But we know that evil is real and working in the world. We must remain steadfast in our faith as there are sure to be other days like this.

But for the children of Christ these evil events will bring forth something good. What a marvelous testimony of faith some of these victims had and how glorious a witness was the Hampton victim's father. He voiced the assurance that his daughter was in the presence of God and then with such sincere emotion forgave the shooter and expressed concern for his family. We are obliged to forgive as Christ has forgiven us. And through his own personal tragedy, this father has modeled God's love to millions.