My heart is breaking, as are millions around our nation. A tragedy of monumental proportions stole the joy from Christmas this year. A young man ruthlessly shot up an elementary school in Connecticut, killing 20 innocent children and seven of the heroic adults caring for them.
It is unfathomable. We do not understand such a act from an ice cold heart. The fact that it happened about 10 days before Christmas only compounds the agony of it.
This young man had some kind of vendetta against his parents. It would be tragic enough if he only killed them. It is beyond all comprehension why he took innocent children and adults with him into eternity.
We all need to cherish the ones we love, hold them a little closer, and speak words of love to them everyday. We need to speak to others with kind and healing words. We are not promised tomorrow.
We never know what is in the hearts of people all around us. When we treat everyone with dignity and respect, we may unknowingly save lives that a wounded soul plans to steal.
Jesus loved the little children and told his disciples to let the children come unto him. They did that on that horrible day that will
be ingrained in our memories from now on.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23.4 KJV
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