"Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one. A parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you and we ask God to see you through this very dark period. Scripture teaches us 'the Lord is close to the broken-hearted' and 'saves those who are crushed in spirit'. We seek comfort in those words for we know God lives in the hearts of those who grieve."