The last few days have been unexplainable since the news about the shooting in Newtown. This morning walking your children into school, did you think about it? The reality is, it could happen anywhere. Seeing the pictures of the children is unbearable when you think about how scared they must have been. People have poured out in support across the country to comfort those who are grieving. I heard Mike Huckabee say, that sometimes there are no words but just to be there for someone when they are grieving. When you have lost someone close to you, just a hug can bring more comfort than any word. Jesus wept when he heard Lazarus died. I heard someone say once, One worthy of much love is also worthy of much grief. There is nothing wrong with shedding a tear. Don’t be so prideful that you don’t want anyone to see you cry. When we are weak, God is strong. Please pray for the families today as some were having their services today. I can’t imagine what a nightmare the last few days have been or what the days to come will be like.
People have a hard time understanding tragedy and often blame God. He did not intend for sin to be on earth but when Adam and Eve sinned, it changed this world forever. His plan of salvation was to send a Son, holy and blameless. One day he will come back and the bible says, and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away, Revelation 21:4. There is a judgement day for all of us and the people that commit these horrible acts of violence will have to answer for what they have done. But one day, there will be no death, no mourning, just rejoicing in heaven for eternity.
Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”