Thinking of Madeleine.
Lovely Little Cotton Rabbits has this image which you can go and use off her blog freely.... It helps to put anything else in perspective. My heart weeps when I think that there but for the grace of God goes any one of us... it is but the chance of a moment that anything happens and I'm sure we all can imagine what we think we'd feel in their shoes, without ever wanting to be there. Those brave, brave parents and the level of support and feeling that there is for them
At times like this, and I apologise if this offends anyone, I find my faith a great source of comfort. I know I cannot go and stand by them, I cannot go and search in Portugal and I cannot offer to take care of the twins while they do what they have to do, but I can pray.
I can pray to God that there will be a happy resolution.
I can ask that He will be with Gerry and Kate as they go about their business.
I can ask that he will be with Madeleine and keep her safe.
I can ask Him to touch the people who have taken her and make them repent, that they will give her back.
And I can ask Him to help the police and investigators to have faith and solve the case quickly.
Jesus said, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I shall be there."
I've seen it done over the telephone, do you think internet praying works, too? I'm sure there are lots of us all praying for the same thing. Let's hope God answers us soon.