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People looking towards their faith after Sandy Hook tragedy

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More than 6,000 people filled the church over the weekend, some for quiet reflection, and some that say they simply find comfort in prayer. More than 6,000 people filled the church over the weekend, some for quiet reflection, and some that say they simply find comfort in prayer.
NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) -

After tragic events take innocent lives, many people look to their faith to make sense of what's been called evil. One congregation in Newburgh took time to share their concerns and pray together on Sunday. 

Christmas services at Crossroads Christian Church in Newburgh took a moment to pause holiday celebrations and pray for those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary. 

More than 6,000 people filled the church over the weekend, some for quiet reflection, and some that say they simply find comfort in prayer.  

"I hear things that renew my faith and things I know from God's word that are comforting when I think of those families and those children," Crossroads member, Brenda Mounts said.

Pastor Paul Linge explains that members of the congregation gather to talk about their feelings and ask the question that has been weighing heavily on many hearts and minds. 

"We have a sense of innocence and vulnerability that we associate with children, so whenever any kind of evil, harm or abuse is done to them. People look for answers to the question, 'why, how could this happen?'" Evangelical Pastor, Paul Linge said.

The question he says doesn't have an easy answer.

"The reason why it happens is because there's still evil in the world and until that day comes, we can probably expect unfortunately these types of things to happen," Linge said. 

Linge says it's important to not lose hope during the most terrible of times.  

"We as believers believe it's building toward a day when it's all abolished, when the Lord makes things right, there's an end. No more sorrow, no more pain, no more tears. The Bible speaks of this," Linge said. 

As a former elementary school teacher, Brenda Mounts says talking with others helps, but ultimately she puts her life in a higher power. 

"He's in control and I'm in his hands. My time and my life is in his hands," Mounts said.

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