Stirring testimony from a survivor of the Colorado theater shooting…


So, you still believe in a merciful God?”  Some of the comments online are genuinely inquisitive, others are contemptuous in nature. Regardless of the motive behind the question, I will respond the same way.


Yes, I do indeed.

Absolutely, positively, unequivocally.

Let’s get something straight: the theater shooting was an evil, horrendous act done by a man controlled by evil.  God did not take a gun and pull the trigger in a crowded theater. He didn’t even suggest it. A man did.

In His sovereignty, God made man in His image with the ability to choose good and evil.

Unfortunately, sometimes man chooses evil.

I was there in theater 9 at midnight, straining to make out the words and trying to figure out the story line as The Dark NightRises began. I’m not a big movie-goer. The HH and I prefer to watch movies in the comfort…

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Author: Bryan Daniels

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Jessica, and a father of three boys: Josiah, Gideon and Judah. I teach high school math as a job, read reformed theology as a hobby, and write this blog just for kicks. With the rest of my time I coach football and track.

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  1. Marie, I read your blog today about witnessing the shooting at the theater in Aurora, Colorado and it is so emotional reading a first hand account of what occurred from your own perspective. I praise God that you and your daughters are safe and I am glad that you wrote this piece. I took the liberty of re-blogging this to my blog: May God continue to bless you and your family and my He give you the grace to touch more people with your love of Christ.


  2. Reblogged this on jeanbrunson and commented:
    This testimony is from a mother who was in the Batman movie when the shooter arrived.This is a reblog or a reblog, A Miniature Clay Pot was the blogger, Chief of the Least reblogged and I am passing it on to you.

  3. This is a wonderful, beautiful, sincere blog post. Thank you Bryan for sharing. I know of others who were at the theater that night, and one young man from a small church held the Sunday service as a prayer meeting. They prayed for the young man who committed the crime. That’s forgiveness as the Lord Jesus meant for us to have.

  4. Yes, God is MERCY. The story of life is learning how to war because it is a constant battle. God is faithful and will never leave you alone at the battle field. The last 4months is a testimony of victory in battle. Yes, I lost the house, yes I lost the material things BUT I will remain standing on the promises. Be strong – it shall be well.

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