On Dec. 28 in the Missoulian, Steve Rossiter asked the question, “Where was God” in the recent school shooting. I don’t know what God he was looking for, but God was very much present.
God was present in the principal and counselor who lost their lives trying to stop the shooter. God was present in the teacher who used her own body to shield her students. God was present in the teachers who led the other students to safety that day. God was present in the rescue operations after the shooting. God is present in the sorrow our country is feeling for those children who died that day.
I’ve seen God in school many times. Such as the teacher who buys a warm coat for a student who has none, the teacher who hugs a distraught child, the teacher who spends extra hours tutoring a struggling child. I also know of teachers and administrators who say a silent prayer every day for their students and themselves.
So I don’t know what God Steve Rossiter was looking for, but believe this, when bad things happen that is when God is very apparent.
Ann Halverson, Clinton