Friday, December 14, 2012

A Sad Day

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the tragedy in Newtown, CT today. So many lives cut short, so many lives forever altered. I've been in tears or on the verge most of the day. I guess it's a mother's heart hurting for those who won't be saying prayers with their kids and kissing them goodnight tonight. I can't imagine the unspeakable pain the children's parents are going through as they figure out a way to go on. I ache for those sweet children who watched their friends lose their young lives. How will they ever feel safe again? And how will we explain this atrocity to our own kids?

And so, what can I do? I can PRAY. I pray for the peace that passes all understanding to rest on the families affected by this cowardly act. I pray for the comforting arms of Jesus to wrap around the children that witnessed it. I pray that we will not take one breath, one opportunity to hug our kids and loved ones, one "I love you" for granted. I pray that hearts will turn to the One who heals the brokenhearted...Jesus. We all need a Savior... that's why Jesus came.

Newtown, Connecticut, my heart goes out to you. Your families will be in my prayers for a long time.

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  2. Thank you so much for your comforting words. Sadness filled my heart so much. It was lifted a lot today when I went to my elderly friend's funeral. The talks were wonderful and about the resurrection and eternal life. Yes, these little children are in the arms of their Savior now-what comfort that must give these poor parents. Thank you for your goodness.

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  3. Thank you for your comforting words for an incomprehensible tragedy. I have carried a heavy heart since yesterday though it was somewhat relieved when I attended my elderly neighbor's funeral. The talks were wonderful and reminded us again of the resurrection of the just and all of us as well as eternal life. I hope these sorrowing parents are comforted by the knowledge through the Holy Spirit that their beloved child is in the arms of Jesus Christ their Savior. And also that they may be comforted and filled with the peace that helps them to go on each day and move forward. As the young father Robbie Parker said, This tragedy does not define us.

    Thank you again Nici for helping so many people.

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