Earlier this week six students and a teacher lost their lives on an school outdoor adventure trip. The weather turned suddenly and dramatically and the school party were caught in a river bed as the water swelled to 4 times its normal flow.
This is a personal nightmare for the families and school and a major local and national tragedy. I'm sure the questions of loss and grief will be asked and already the school principal and the parents of some of those lost have been speaking openly of God's presence in a time of real loss. The school principal as he addressed the school assembly said,
If our faith means anything
it must mean everything now