Day of Tragedy

It’s late Friday Night and my second lot of company has left.

I am at a loss of what to say except to realize that our world needs more love; more peace; more kindness.

I worked for the better part of today and then we had unexpected company;  So I was late hearing the news of the tragedy in Newtown.  A man opened fire Friday/today inside two classrooms at Sandy  Hook Elementary School.

By mid-morning break at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, a reported 20 children and seven adults – including the alleged gunman – were also dead, pointlessly killed as they went about their peaceful business of teaching and being taught.

As a world, all we are left with are chilling pictures of frightened
school children clutching each other in a line, weeping in fear and in horror at what they have just witnessed.

Naturally, like you, my heart is broken.  The tragedy and enormous loss of these beautiful people who died at the hands of another is devastating to the world.  The immense tragedy, the unthinkable evil happened and now the parents, family, neighbors try to pick up the pieces.  I can only imagine the enormous loss and emptiness, life will never be the same and fun and laughter is the furthest from their minds.

It is now worldwide grief.

All I can feel is Nobody knows but Jesus. “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”

This is President Obama’s statement about CT shooting.

Last year there were 14,612 murders in the U.S. 40 a day. The number has not been below 14,000 since 1968.

Surely something has to change.

In this somber time there isn’t a lot we can say.

This is what the LORD says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.”

Please let’s join in praying for the families and loved ones affected by the devastating tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. We are standing with you for healing and comfort!

May the tragedy remind us to continue to love our kids and never stop telling them and showing them.

Stay Safe and God Bless You today!