It is stories like this that reaffirm our faith. Tragedy comes in many shapes and sizes, sometimes we get to see providence quickly other times not at all.

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Four years ago today, I posted a blog about my emergency room “miracle experience” after the Aurora Theater shooting. The post went viral, and created some controversy. Does God really do miracles? Why for one person and not another? Does a good God even exist?

I don’t claim to have all the answers. But I saw the miracle with my own eyes. Thank you to those who have asked me to repost this story for a reminder: God is still at work.


July 23, 2012

At Columbine High School, I have seen this before. But not up close.  As a church pastor in Denver, I have worked as a chaplain alongside several police and fire departments. I was privileged to counsel parents just hours after the Columbine shootings. However, in this new tragedy at the Aurora Theater Dark Night shooting, one of the victims was a 22-year-old…

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About JT

I am a happily married man with 6 children and have an autoimmune disease. I hope to share my story and explore others' stories and perhaps together both of our lives will be enhanced.
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  1. Thank you for sharing this! What an awesome TRUE story of our awesome God.

  2. We have far too many of these events happening. My heart goes out to all those people who simply wanted to enjoy a movie with friends. This young lady for some reason has been spared, even though it has not been without great challenge. We praise God for that. We do not know the reason, but we praise God, and hope she will fulfill the purpose God has for her. We always wonder why did this one live, but another died? We just don’t know the answers. How did she get so unlucky as to be shot in the first place, and yet how did she get so lucky that the bullet did so little harm to her brain? Is anything really luck or coincidence? Does time and chance happen to all? Several died that night, yet this one was shot in the face and lives. Only God knows.

    • JT says:

      Don, we may never know… sometimes I wonder about that. Our need to know that is. Sure we don’t want to walk around ignorant but sometimes in our “crush to know” the enemy turns the game around on people with doubts or human reasoning that when done from the wrong perspective can lead down quite a slippery slope. Thanks for your thoughts and Take care out there on the road my friend.

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