God Bless

Hi readers. It’s been a while…I know. I’ve been reading–book reviews are on the way–and living life. My original intention for this post was to share all the fun things that have been going on since the holiday season started–which I may do another time–but first, I must address the tragedy of yesterday, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT.

Between Facebook posts…Tweets…and other general outpourings from the public, I’m sure it’s all been said. As most people know, I pride myself on being a very spiritual person. I love the Lord. (However, I am a work in progress and far from perfect, so do not judge me by some of the books I read and things I say. I’m trying.) But in all sincerity, my thoughts and heartfelt prayers go out to all those closely impacted and affected by the loss life at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I say closely, because I think EVERYONE has been affected by  yesterday’s events, but it’s the survivors, parents, family, and friends that I can only imagine are suffering the most–those left behind. I will never understand why these things happen, I only know that God does.  It may not make sense to me, or anyone, while we’re still on this earth, but I do know that He has a greater plan because He knows all.

So many have shared feelings: anger, loss, shouts for better gun control, hostility, empathy, sympathy… For me, the most overwhelming emotion is sadness. In my humble opinion, it seems like such a senseless act of cowardice–but more than that, a lack of true faith. I believe in the power of prayer and I know many argue it should be in schools–I just know it should be in lives. I can’t imagine how those in Newtown, CT are going to pick up the pieces and go on, but I know that most (hopefully all) will. So many lives are forever altered as a result of this tragedy.

Often, the cliché, “Jesus is the reason for the season,” is sometimes casually tossed around this time of year. For me, I can’t think of a better use for it, because it’s so true. And so many need Him, now more than ever.

With a heavy heart, my prayers go out to all. God Bless.

2012 Rockefeller Center

2012 Rockefeller Center

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    Roni

    December 17, 2012 at 11:09pm

    Beautifully said, I agree wholeheartedly with you about prayer in lives. People seem to jump to extreme conclusions at times. Just because prayer is not communally spoken in schools, it does not mean it isn’t said and thought. I know of many, many teachers, non-profit school partners and others who pray daily in the schools that they work in. Jalen had a teacher who prayed for him and his classmates every morning. I was & am grateful for her presence in his life as an educator. Prayer reaches wherever you request it to go, the words of the heart are not bound by physical edifice.

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