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Remembering Aurora

Updated on September 7, 2016
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A Time of Healing


At this moment in time, America is mourning for those families who are suffering the loss of a loved one(s). It is a time of healing in our Nation, and a time to weep, mourn and pray for those hurting. It is a time to love on those who are suffering.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven... a time to heal... a time to weep... a time to mourn... a time to love... a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


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Beautiful Souls Lost


As one of the family members of one of the lost reminded us, let us try to focus on the beautiful lives that were ended and NOT the evil that is responsible.


Those beautiful souls who were lost, but who will NEVER be forgotten:


Jessica Ghawi (also known as Jessica Redfield); Alex Sullivan; Micayla Medek; Matthew McQuinn; Veronica Moser-Sullivan; Rob Scott; Gordon Cowden; John Larimer; Rebecca Ann Wingo; Sgt. Jesse Childress; Alexander J. Boik; and, Jonathan Blunck


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Mourning


"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4

Brokenhearted



"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 4:18




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Confusion



"For God is not the author of confusion but of peace..." 1 Corinthians 14:33

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We are America!


We are the home of the free and the brave.

We are a Nation of people who are resilient.

We are strong.

We are not going to go and hide because a delusional person with a diseased mind released evil upon us.



We, as a Nation, have been face-to-face with evil before. It made us stronger.

The very second we allow evil to rule our lives; then evil wins.

However, evil will never win, as evil knows it has already lost the battle, but it will try to convince us it has won and continue to come at us like a roaring lion, ready to devour us in an instance, if we allow it to do so.


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Blessed Is the Nation ...


So long as we are a Nation whose God is Lord, we have no reason to fear.

Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord . . .” Psalm 3:12

An official in Aurora said that, after the shootings, his daughter rounded-up 20 of her friends and they went to see the movie Batman. They decided to not allow evil to win; thereby putting a stake into evil.

For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

The above scripture is very revealing, in that, it states that God has given us power and a sound mind, and not a spirit of fear. So, from where does the spirit of fear, powerlessness and an unsound mind come?


What or Who Are We Fighting Against


For we are not fighting against flesh–and-blood, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and evil spirits in heavenly places.” Ephesians 6: 12 (Emphasis added.)

Just last Tuesday, July 17th, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a gunman with a military-style assault weapon opened fired in an establishment near the University of Alabama campus, where 17 people were hurt (11 were hit by gunfire). Most of the people injured were hit by bullet fragments or debris. Two people were in intensive care, one in critical condition and the others in serious condition. Three people were in fair condition and the others were treated and released. At least three injured were university students.


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God Is still in Control


America, God is still in control!!!

When we, as a Nation, get on our faces before the Lord and return to God, bless God, praise God, and seek His Kingdom first, then all will be provided unto us, i.e., even our economy will improve, no matter who is president!

Victory is ours!

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33 (Emphasis added.)


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Hope in the Lord


"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

EVEN BETTER THAN THAT; WE BLESS YOU LORD GOD!!!


© Copyright Faith Reaper July 22, 2012

Two Year Old Reciting 23rd Psalm

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      Faith Reaper 16 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie,

      I had forgotten about this hub here, so thank you for digging it up from four years ago. Wow, didn't realize all of this happened that many years ago!

      You are so right about praying for God to guide us all in our choices to lead our country. These are scary times, but we know that God is still in control and we hope that we, as a Nation, do not continue to ask God to leave us ...

      We must continue to fight that good fight of faith. Thank you for sharing.

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      Jackie Lynnley 16 months ago from The Beautiful South

      I so hope the most will listen to God and get someone in office that will protect us. I mean we know candidates are just people and they have faults but we have to ask God to guide us to pick the best of the two, one who does not represent death to anyone and only looking out for our interests.

      I could kick the butt of the one I have to choose but I do believe that one cares for the American citizens to do the very best they can.

      Maybe we can have a few peaceful years but with all the refugees already here and we have no legal right to know where they are (how stupid is that?) I cannot help but think trouble will be coming soon and let's hope America is prepared to handle it.

      Sharing.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest PS . . .

      So glad you dug this one up. Thank you so much for your very lovely comments here.

      I always appreciate you and the Angels you send my way my dearest sister in Christ. I am also sending Angels back your way as well to you and your precious family.

      God bless you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      thank you for this, Faith...

      I somehow missed it. You are so right. God is in the house.

      You so beautifully shared words that offer hope to those who do not know of it.

      Beautiful is a song that speaks to the soul...great choice.

      Sending you many many Angels to light your way ...my sister in Christ. ps :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      thank you for this, Faith...

      I somehow missed it. You are so right. God is in the house.

      You so beautifully shared words that offer hope to those who do not know of it.

      Beautiful is a song that speaks to the soul...great choice.

      Sending you many many Angels to light your way ...my sister in Christ. ps :)

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      CloudExplorer, thank you very much for the heartfelt comments. I appreciate you stopping to read and comment very much. You are an inspiration to the Hub community. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      God bless all of the families who have suffered from this tragic moment, and I send out my prayers for all of the fallen victims of the Aurora shooting.

      Thanks Faith for writing this, it was touching and in the words of our Lord, you truly are a blessed soul indeed, and have done a wonderful job with this hub here. May god bless us all.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      thelyricwriter, thank you so much for the inspiring words. I just want everyone to be mindful to focus on the beautiful souls lost and not the evil. And in doing so, evil will not be glorified. Yes, it is true, one never knows what tomorrow will bring. No one is gauranteed a tomorrow, so let's love others every opportunity we get. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Faith, such a beautiful tribute to all of those involved. Your beautiful words are very inspirational and thoughtful. Just an absolutely great article all the way around. Hope all the right people get to read this one, it is special. It is a time to be united and hold loved ones close. We just never know what tomorrow will bring. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. God Bless.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      teaches - Amen! Yes, let's spread the love, peace and hope around the whole world. We can do it. We will not allow evil to rule our lives. Thank you for sharing. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Voted way up and shared! This is a true call to American patriotism and one we should repeat from ever mountain top. The evil out there is on the increase and seems to be leaking into every corner of our social world. We must infiltrate our world now with hope, peace and love from above. Blessings!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Sparklea, I am so glad you went to see the Batman movie today, as I stated here, we should not allow evil to keep us from living our lives and be free!!! The mind is the main battlefiled for Satan, and we know from history that the human heart is very capable of such atrocities unfortunately. Thank you for your wonderful comments as always to glorify our God! God bless YOU too Sparklea. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Faith, I went and saw Batman movie today and I plan to see it a couple more times! What a fabulous tribute and all that you shared is SO TRUE. Thank you for this wonderful hub reminding us that God is, and always will be in total control. GOD BLESS AMERICA! And YOU, Faith Reaper. Voted UP and AWESOME. Love Sparklea

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Wow, thanks for the awesome comments and sharing. God bless you.

      kashmir - Yes, we must be strong in our faith for sure. Thank you so much for reading and the wonderful comments.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      swb78 - Thank you so much for the lovely comments to glorify our God, and thank you for sharing. God bless you.

      tobusiness - Yes, there still is much good in this world, and we should focus on the beautiful souls who were lost and not the evildoer, thereby, not glorifying evil!!! Thanks so much for the great comments. God bless you.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Dave -Yes, He is Lord over all! Amen. God bless you, and thank you so much for reading and commenting.

      Dearest Michele - You are so precious and tenderhearted and good. Yes, He is Lord over all. Thank you for your lovely comments. God bless you.

      Mollymeadows - Thanks so much for the awesome comments to glorify our God. God bless you and thank you for reading.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub, and prayers and thoughts go out to the families of those who lost their life . It so sad when this type of thing happen . I pray that our faith in God and those who lost love one will be strong .

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Faith this is one fantastic and powerful piece. People must start relying more on the Lord. I'm sure He is watching over America. God bless America and let's have more faith. Passing this on.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, Our hearts goes out to all the families who are affected by this horrible act, I must agree with Mhatter, there are still much good in the world, unfortunately acts of kindness don't make the news. A very powerful hub.

      Take care and God bless.

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      Scott Biddulph 5 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

      What a beautifully written Hub. A true testimony of faith and the facts of Gods word. Jesus came to heal the sick and comfort the mourning hearts. Thanks for this Hub. Voted up and sharing. WP

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Faith, this is just what the doctor ordered. I haven't turned on the TV all weekend because of all the tragedy on it. But the answer is the same as it's always been, in good times or bad...God bless America, and America, don't forget to bless God!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This hub is so wonderful I almost cried. I agree with Dave Mathews very much on what he just wrote. So many people in this world do not call upon Jesus. He is correct, we Christians should call upon Jesus to take matters into his own hands, to that the people of this world know that Jesus is Lord over all.

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Faith Reaper: Thank you for calling us together concerning this tragedy.

      We all know that nothing will get done by any level of government to deal with the problems we face. It is time for all Christians to call upon Jesus to step up and take matters into His hands, that the people of the world might know that Jesus is "Lord" over all.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      A K Turner, wow, thanks for the awesome comments and for taking time to read. I appreciate it very much. My prayer is that America returns to God. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      Love it, massively appreciate it, and mercy me are awesome! I think you are right, at this point we also need to be identifying the sin of a fallen world that has allowed this to happen, I have certainly been using it to point that out to my friend and colleagues

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Mhatter - Dearest Brother, Amen!!! Thanks for reading and leaving great comments. Good will prevail and does. God bless you.

      Gottabegod - Dearest Sister in Christ, another big Amen on your comments for sure. The victory is already won and evil knows it, so it wants to do as much damage as it can, with the short time it has left. God bless you.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      gottabegod 5 years ago

      Amen & Amen Faith Reaper!! We will not be defeated and we will not quit! My prayers go out to the families and friends who have suffered loss at the hands of the deranged but I won't shrink in fear. God has never lost control and never will - He holds everything in His hands! If I live, it's to His glory, if I die, it is heaven forever - a win, win situation!

      Beautiful and wonderful hub sister!

      God bless!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Believe my sister! There is so much good happening every day, It just doesn't "sell papers" i.e. I got Abraham Lincoln High School a check for $21,000.00. I made sure the press knew of the presentation. None of them showed up. There were 4 murders in SF that night.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Pamela, thank you so much for the wonderful comments to glorify our God. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful written hub. When I see all the evil around me the fact that I know God is in control and the answer to all things. This is where my strength lies. God Bless you Faith

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Debbie, thank you so much for reading and sharing. You are a precious Sister. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith another beautiful and inspiring hub my friend. God Bless you and I am sharing on Prayer request page on Facebook.. everyone needs to read this

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      wetnosdogs - Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I pray it blesses someone. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Sharing this hub. We really need to read this and believe. Thank you.