"My life verses apply in this situation as much as they did years ago.
"Romans 12:9-16: Don't just pretend to love others Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying. When God's people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you. Don't curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all."
Wednesday night, Goshen Police told WSBT a sketch of the suspect released to media on Tuesday has prompted many calls. From those calls, police are following several leads. Anyone with information about the case or possible suspects is asked to call Goshen City Police Department (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F) 574-533-8661, the 24-hour dispatch center at 1-574-533-4151 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-7867 or 288-STOP.
Linda Miller described the suspect to police as a clean-cut white male, early- to mid-20s, 5-foot 10-inches to 6-foot tall.
While police try tracking down the suspect, the Goshen community is trying to come to terms with the tragedy. Some are in still shock, others said God will get them through this terribly tough time.
More than 300 people attended Wednesday's prayer service at the couple's church, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen.
Some attendees spent some time reflecting, remembering and learning to confront their fears.
“We come together to share our common love for Jim, Linda and the Miller family," said Terry Diener, church pastor. It's what this community has learned to do best, support and comfort one another.
"Especially in times like this we want to be together as a church," Diener said. "In all the turmoil there is one thing that sustains us - Gods love."
Diener said people shouldn't look to this tragedy as an individual fight, rather it's a collective healing journey. "There are many things we don't understand," he said.
Amidst trying to make sense of the unthinkable, many prayed for answers to the uncertain. "The biggest uncertainty is how does the family move on from here?" Diener said.
The pastor said the people's faith keeps them going ... and they pray justice will be served.
"As I’ve talked with the family the one thing I’ve heard from prayers, is that they want the man to have the ability to turn himself in and somehow through the process, define God for himself," Diener said.
VISITATION, MEMORIAL SERVICE
The visitation and memorial service for James Miller will take place at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, 63846 C.R. 35, Goshen.
Tentative times are:
Visitation from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Monday.