Silence And Support For Sandy Hook

10:04 AM


Sadness that really can't be comprehended.

I made great effort to shield myself and my boys from the senseless random act of violence at Sandy Hook.  I have not watched any media coverage.  I am a worrier to begin with.  Not always crazy worry, but I get "lightly" worried when my kids are on a field trip where there is travel involved, when they are at a friends  house, when J stays after school, when they are at the mall, and now the movie theater.  I always breathe a little sigh of relief and thank God when they return home safe and sound.  Life is precious, and I just want to continue to enjoy our happy moments together.  I did allow myself yesterday to read the stories, and to set eyes on all the precious treasures that were senselessly taken from this world - from their families.  The sadness is overwhelming.   My thoughts and prayers are with their families.

Here is a poem that was read last night on a Christian radio station that I like to listen to.  

Twas 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. 
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“this is heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“come now my children, let me show you around.”
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”
(Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA)

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