December 14, 2012 will not be easily forgotten. The day will cause tears to flow and hearts to suffer. It will be remembered as a dark day, a terrible day that has put Sandy Hook Elementary School in the sleepy New England town of Newtown, Connecticut into the shadow of evil.
Whatever made Adam Lanza commit such a heinous crime, I will never understand. Whatever made him take these lives is all too much for me to comprehend. Life, for me is precious and even though we live in a violent world, I am still shocked that somebody would shoot and kill innocent children at the one place we believe they are safe, in a classroom.
What is the world coming to?
I am not here to write about a killer and a murderer of children. His name will not pass my lips. I merely want to express my feelings, my sorrow and grief. Sometimes life is cruel and as we grow into adults, we understand that death is all around us. Wars are being fought, starvation is rampant, the weak and the meager are crying out desperately for help. We hate what we see, despise what we know to be true, and we give money to the less fortunate, while being fully aware of the fact we can only do so much.
This is different though. We are talking about little children, in classrooms. We cannot bring them back, cannot reverse time. We can only hold these children in our hearts, pray for the mothers and fathers, the sister and the brothers, the aunts, uncles, cousins and friends of the deceased.
I would like to share this passage from the Bible with you.
Matthew 19: 13-14
Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought 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.”
May God receive them into the kingdom of heaven and may we never forget their deaths.
Jesus and the children … Safe in HIS arms …
And as for the killer, may we never speak his name again. May he be wiped from the corridors of humanity.