Dawn follows the darkest hour

If the familiar saying that the darkest hour precedes the dawn has even a glimmer of practical application, a dawning must surely be on the horizon to uplift once again a community reeling with sorrow. There cannot be a darker hour for many than the midnight killing of at least 12 people and the injuring of 50 more in a Colorado movie theater. That tragedy, added to the recent shooting of innocent victims, including children in Chicago, triggers the tearful question, how can we comfort the sorrowing hearts? 

Perhaps the most powerful and poignant example of dawn following a horrific dark hour was the crucifixion of Christ Jesus centuries ago. It can be comforting to realize that God had not left His loved son alone in that dark hour. God’s dear love and protecting power were with Jesus every moment. And in spite of the material sense evidence, God’s presence and power remain constantly with all those touched in any way by the tragic event in Colorado.

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