Scripture tells us: “…do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
—I cannot shake the tragic events from Friday. Not yet. And I know I’m not alone. This is not the first shooting at a school, and I fear it won’t be the last. These words spoken by our President last night are providing me with solace during this dark time in our nation’s history. And what a dark time it is.