When I saw on the news what had happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Conneticut that terrible Friday morning, I was heartbroken. My prayers immediately went out to the parents who had lost their children, children who would never get to grow up, and to the families of the teachers who died trying to protect their young charges. Their lives had been snuffed out like a candle flame blowing out.
I could not help but think, how could such a sensless tragedy happen? How could someone just walk into a school and kill innocent children? And this so close to Christmas! I am sure I was not the only one asking those questions. Not the only one who wanted the answers. Many gifts went unopened this holiday season. Gifts that should have brought shouts of joy. Instead their was only silence.
Then I could not help but think, how can all of the terrible gun violence that keeps happening all over the country possibly be stopped? Stricter gun laws? More security at schools? How to prevent weopons from getting into the wrong hands? I wish I knew the answers. I wish it was an easy problem to solve. I truelly hope that the terrible atrocity that was commited at Sandy Hook Elementary NEVER happens at any other school. I hope that more people do not have to lose thier loved ones. I hope we can come together as a nation and make some changes for the better.
And to the families of the teachers and children who lost thier lives in Conneticut, I hope they find some peace and comfort in knowing that their loved ones are safe in Jesus' loving arms. And there they will be until they can be reunited one day in heaven. May precious memories and love see them through. May they feel God's strength and love. I pray for them and for heaven's newest angels. May they all find the peace they so richly deserve.