Seeing this picture and watching this episode will always be different because of yesterday’s events. I will continue to pray for the families that lost their babies, the babies that lost their moms/dads who were teachers, and the principals family. I will pray for the families that had to live in fear, waiting for hours whether they would take their baby home in their arms, or see them in a few days in a small pine box. How do we cope? Do we hide in fear and keep our children safe? Do we go on living? Do we shut down and lose all hope, all faith, all reason for living and breathing? Do we teach our kids about the evils of the world when their greatest worry should be if their mom packed a good snack? How do we shield the children who have been scarred and who have lost their innocence at such a young age? I cannot begin to understand why such evil exist. As a Christian I want to tell people it will be okay, that God will not give them anything you cannot handle. But it is times like this where I am angry with God, but we must learn to run to God in times of sorrow, loss, devastation, and disaster and not run from Him. I will pray for healing. That this town will come together and be an example that evil will NOT win. That their children’s deaths will be on the minds of everyone. I pray that in this situation that compassion would be shown, that love would be poured out, and that hope will be restored. While the town will be burying 28 people in a matter of days I pray that this will never be forgotten that people will see a need for change in the school systems and with gun control. I pray that those with the power will use it for good, and those with soft voices and heavy hearts will use this horrific tragedy to make a difference in this country. I pray that those that survived will know peace and love in the aftermath of losing their childhood friends. I pray that those that will have presents under the tree that will never be enjoyed will come together, they will fight, and they will not let the man that did this be a part of their lives.
12.14.12 WE LOVE YOU NEWTOWN!!!
“does this darkness have a name?”