A Bible that was used to minister after the terrorist attacks of September 11th is ministering to others who are dealing with tragedies in their lives. A chaplain originally gave the Bible to a first responder in 2001 to help him deal with the devastation he saw and felt at the World Trade Center. A charity group recently brought it to Aurora, Colorado to use during a prayer vigil for the city and to lend to area churches to help them spread the news of hope. The Bible was used to offer encouragement to the family of shooting victim Ashley Moser.
Moser was paralyzed in the shooting and her six-year-old daughter was killed. The family has set up a fund to help Moser with expenses during the long process of recovery. Some of the family visited the memorial site while the Bible was there and thanked the group for bringing it to Colorado. Moser’s cousin Heather Dearman said, "I think it's a symbol in healing in that something so tragic could turn into something beautiful and good; and support in not only the community, but the country and the world."
God’s Word is a source and symbol of hope. – Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Ground zero Bible brought to Aurora memorial; http://www.cbsnews.com/2102-201_162-57496262.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody; Accessed August 20, 2012
Isaiah 61:1–3 (HCSB) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners; 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of our God’s vengeance; to comfort all who mourn, 3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion; to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, festive oil instead of mourning, and splendid clothes instead of despair. And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the LORD to glorify Him.”