There had been an explosion in the Pike River Mine, in NZ, that trapped 29 miners.
Tragically, a update meeting was held for the miner's families this morning (NZ time). The families were told a rescue team had prepared to enter the mine.
Hope soared and applause broke out. As the applause died down, the families were then told a 2nd major explosion had occurred and all miners were dead.
In an instant, the families went from hope to devastation.
Understanding God's viewpoint on a situation like this is very difficult. Pray for the grieving families as their lives are changed forever.