一些弟兄姐妹 some brothers and sisters / 2022-11-28
At about 19:49 on November 24, 2022, a fire broke out in a high-rise residential building in Jixianyuan Complex, Tianshan District, Urumqi, Xinjiang; it took nearly three hours for the flames to be extinguished (http://www.chinanews.com.cn/sh/2022/11-26/9902675.shtml); a lot of people were killed or injured in the fire, and the damage was huge.
神造人、爱世人（约3:16），在天父的心目中，他的一个子民死去是多么可痛惜的事（圣经现代中文译本 – 诗116:15）！拉撒路死了，而耶稣与他的家人一起哭泣（约11:35）。由此，我们确信天父上帝同样为这次大火中的死难者而痛惜。
God created humans and loves them (Jn 3:16). Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Ps 116:15)! Lazarus died, and Jesus wept for him with his family (Jn 11:35). From this we are assured that God the Father likewise mourned the death of the victims of the fire.
As Christians, our brothers and sisters grieve the sorrow of Christ, and as Chinese, our brothers and sisters cry for the suffering of their fellow countrymen. Thus, we pray that our Heavenly Father will heal the injured and comfort the living; and that He will help people to learn lessons to avoid such tragedies from happening again. And we also pray that all our fellow Chinese come to confess and repent of their sins, know the love of Christ, and gain the blessing of eternity.
The following are prayers to express their condolence and sad feeling from individual brothers and sisters. (under updating )
2022-11-29 from XiaoR L
愿在乌鲁木齐火灾中遇难者安息; 愿你们安息在没有瘟疫, 没有封控, 只有乐园的天堂。 May the victims of the Urumqi fire rest in peace; may you rest in a paradise free of plagues, free of lockdown, but only filled with peace and joy.