I am sure this will come out in a big jumble because I have had a flood of thoughts & emotions the past few days. Like most of you, a few days ago I woke up to the news of the Colorado shootings.
The melancholy and fearful side of me is going to admit to you that dozens of times when chris & I have sat down in a movie theatre I have talked through this very scenario.
What we would do, how we would get out.
remember I have a problem with fear.
I can’t help but wonder if there was a young couple out that night….taking that date night away from the kids they had been putting off for months. They kissed their babies goodbye, thanked the babysitter, went to a nice quiet dinner. They stood in line for a big buttered popcorn and her favorite…junior mints. They sat down in their seats and talked about how they don’t do this enough. And then horror rang out- and they never make it home.
Little babies that will never be raised by these two.
An innocent couple just out for a midnight showing, not risk takers- just a move date night.
I can’t shake it.
I finally had to unglue myself from the news and shift my thoughts elsewhere.
There was a young lady that was among the victims- her “last tweet(s)” are splashed across computer screens, news stories & tv screens everywhere. And it made me think…what would my last tweet(s) read? my last words? Would they be loving, positive, long lasting words?
Makes you think about the impact you could leave behind.
This world is a sad, scary place at times. There is a blog post going around social media from a woman who was in theatre nine that night. you can read the post here.
This post brought me a lot of peace. I have to remember that as scary and as evil and awful as this world can be, I have a hope of heaven and that fear is not of Him….and that the spirit of fear is not from Him.
I have no idea why things happen. I have no idea why some people have to endure so much. I just know someday…it will all be sorted out.