ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Many have sent their prayers and well wishes to the Permian Basin following the tragic events that unfolded last weekend in Odessa.
From El Paso to Austin, Texans have united in support of the community in West Texas as healing begins. However, the mass shooting has also had an impact beyond the state lines.
Elizabeth Castro, of Alabama, penned a poem to honor those who were lost and all who were affected.
By Elizabeth Castro
Odessa, Dayton and El Paso too.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Our Savior died that we might live.
The enemy is raging and has come to kill.
Lives are priceless as a precious jewel.
Hearts of many has turned extremely cruel.
The mass shootings are on the rise.
The handwriting is on the wall, so don’t be surprised.
If it was possible, we would bring them back.
We pray for strength and healing to keep you intact.
When the trumpets sound, we will meet him in the air.
Our family and friends who died in Christ will surely be there.
There will be no more poping, no more banging.
Eternity with our Savior will be filled with
peace, joy, praise and sanging.