Monday, December 17, 2012

Broken Pieces

"Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells." 2 Peter 3:13

Today is the first time i have had the opportunity to see photos of a few of the kids and teachers who lost their lives in Newtown, CT. The pains of this past week will be with us for quite a while. The loss of life has been great and my condolences go out to the many families affected by this.

For those of us who sit and watch and listen to accounts of what has happened, we can only shake our heads and continuously cry. Questions that will not find sufficient answers, spring forth. How? Why? What could have been done to prevent it? What did we miss?
Speculation runs rampant and opinions of every flavor are being offered. The only true salve for the families and communities and school district and all emergency workers and police officers who were directly affected by this is time and prayer.

I cannot empathize with the family members nor can I offer anything other than my prayers to God on their behalf and hope.
We live in a fallen world and until the time of Christ's return to set up His earthly kingdom, we will have difficult days. Take hope my brothers and sisters in the faith.
The 'we' spoken of in this verse are those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Are we shaken by this tragedy? Yes, because we see a senseless loss of lives and the grieving families who have to find ways to pick up the broken pieces. Take heart and draw closer to God and continue to pray for those in CT and the other cities who have had to deal with such things.