On Sunday, August 19, 2007, Virgina Tech commenced the school year by having a memorial service for the 32 victims who lost their lives on April 16, 2007. It has only been four months and the pain and anguish for these students remain. We who know the Lord can trust in the sovereignty of God that indeed all things work together for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. As long as we tread this earth we will experience trials and pains, but the glorious reality remains that we have a hope that is real and unchanging. May God draw people to Himself.
We are to fall face down before God and intercede for these students at VT who do not know the Lord. Though we might not have all the answers, we do have one: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sent by the Father to die on Calvary in our stead so that we might dwell in His house forever. We stand on solid rock.
“BLACKSBURG, Va. — The school year at Virginia Tech opened somberly Sunday as a bell tolled 32 times in memory of students, faculty and staff killed April 16 in the nation’s most deadly school shooting.
Thousands of students, teachers and members of the community, many crying and most wearing the school colors of maroon and orange, gathered on the Drillfield, the quadrangle at the heart of campus, as university President Charles Steger dedicated 32 memorial stones to the victims.
“They will forever occupy a special place,” he told the families of the victims.