As we adventure into the beginning of our blog, we want to dedicate our very first post to the people in Norway but especially the parents and children in Norway affected by this recent tragedy. Our hearts are heavy for them. As moms, we can’t even begin to imagine what they are going through but we send our greatest sympathy. It is a horrible event that has taken place. We pray that God brings them comfort in this time. We look to scripture for our own comfort during this time and as we pray for the moms, siblings, and children directly affected in this tragedy;
Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. Psalm 69:20
Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8
Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. Psalm 31:9
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Psalm 119:28
Just 3 years ago, my brother, husband, and I travelled through Oslo, Norway. It is a beautiful city and country. The people in the city were hospitable and lovely. I remember touring the central government district, and to see the aftermath of the bombed destruction makes me sad. It is also another cruel rememerance of the 9/11 tradegy.
The well-known sculpture in Oslo, Norway, the Monolith, in Vigelandsparken, has many interpretations for its meaning. Looking at the picture, I think now the sculpture could be a good depiction of what is going on in Norway.