Comfort in a Time of Distress – Hope in the Midst of Tragedy. What LCC and our Comfort Dog Ministry Does!
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13
In the Parkland High School shootings on Valentine’s Day/Ash Wednesday – there were those victims who laid down their lives to save others. GREATEST LOVE! We remember and honor that Jesus showed each of us that same love.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:1
By this we know what love is: Jesus laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16
They have sat with children, sometimes still bandaged or on crutches, while they explained what happened to them or their friends. The teams have grieved with family members who have lost a loved one or those who are simply hurting or confused. Phrases like, “Maybe I will be OK,” and “This is the first time I have felt happy in days,” and, “Maybe now I can finally sleep” have been heard countless times.
The K-9 teams have spent a great deal of time where the memorials are set up for those who lost their lives, alongside the counseling centers that have been arranged for those who have to carry on in the aftermath. There have been so many tears shed and prayers offered.
But while the events are truly tragic, we do not grieve with them without hope. Thanks to your generous support, comfort has been brought to suffering people and, with your help, together we get to be a few of the lights that shine in the darkness.
Please continue to pray for the teams, for the work of LCC, and for the restoration of this community.
To view more pictures of the Parkland deployment, please visit the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Facebook Page.
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