People crowded into a movie theatre in Aurora, CO, just waiting to see the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."
That's when a man entered and started shooting. As of reports I've read so far today, 12 people were killed and more than 50 injured.
Nate and I were just in Colorado and drove through Aurora. And just a couple of weeks ago, we went to a midnight showing of "Ted" in our town. We never expected anything to go wrong in either of those places, and I'm sure that the people going to see Batman didn't expect anything except a fun time. Even the police who were called to the scene weren't expecting such a massacre to occur in their town.
Life is often not what we expect. My heart aches for the poor people who won't see their loved ones that they thought were just stepping out for a couple hours to see a movie. It would have been a shock to the system.
It's hard to think what to say at a time like this. I'm sure people will talk about this tragic incident for a few weeks and then they'll move on. It happened with Sept. 11, it happened with Fort Hood. People still think about these events but it doesn't change the way they live their lives right now.
When events like this happen I hope it makes us all contemplate how unexpected life is. We have to be prepared to meet our God, and we need to have made our lives right with him by accepting Jesus as our Savior. It's not something that we can put off.
Enjoy your life today, because you never know how much time you have. God has given us our days, our moments to enjoy and to serve him.