Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mourning with Sandy Hook

Like many of you, my heart is heavy today. One year ago, 26 people lost their lives. 20 of them, only first graders. Senseless. 

I've never been to Sandy Hook. Never met any of the parents that were affected by this tragedy. The grief of loosing a child is something that I know nothing of. Incomprehensible grief comes to mind, and would be an understatement to describe the loss that these families now move forward with. But somehow I feel a connection with them. Today, those first graders would be in the second grade. Today, one of my children is in the second grade. For that reason, this hits a little closer to home. 

Sandy Hook, I have no words that will remove your pain. I have nothing that can replace your children, your friends. But I offer you my prayers. I offer my tears. I pray, that by God's grace, He gives you the strength to move forward, to never forget. I pray that the Spirit of the living God would comfort you as you mourn, that He would intercede for you with groanings too deep for words. And I pray that Jesus comes soon:

"And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4

Sandy Hook, millions of people across the country with children are mourning with you...

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