I’m sure most of you have heard by now that there was a shooting at IHOP in Carson City. Why this person started his shooting spree is not known, but he now faces his maker for this senseless act. Four people are now dead, 3 of which were National Guard. There were five of them eating at this restaurant. There were many others injured.
The church I belong and work, sits in the middle of Carson Valley, so half way between Carson City and the town where I live. It has shaken our church family as there was a church family member and their extended family eating at the restaurant. Thankfully they were not injured, physically, however, mentally will be an image, memory and sounds only God can erase, especially from the children’s minds.
I ask for prayers for our small community. For healing to all those in that restaurant who were injured one way or another. For comfort and strength to the families of the dead and the injured. For extra comfort for the shooter’s family and friends, especially their parents. I cannot imaging what I would be feeling if one of my children or grandchildren went on a shooting spree.
So prayers for all of us in this small area to somehow move past this and images erased from those who were there.