I've gone round and round in my head with words I've wanted to say about what happened last Friday. But as I've read the last few days, I really feel like many people have already said it well. So I'm just going to point you to them, and say I completely agree with all that these women have said.
A Day for Hatred ::: Days like today give us no choice but to hate. They leave us only with a choice of where that hatred will land: Will we hate God, or will we hate sin?
Newtown as I know it ::: when you see the town in which you live and love plastered across national and international news, the time has come to open up.
When parents have nightmares ::: We are the Sunday morning, eyes still swollen from weeping people. So we howl. But not without hope, my friends.
Guard their hearts, for from it flows the springs of life ::: we must always point to our savior with hope–He is with us, He is a redeemer, He is our hope and He has never, ever left us alone.
The Truth about Sandy Hook: Where is God when bad things happen? ::: that Story that begins in Gen. 3:15 with God’s promise to the snake: “he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel,” it ends in Revelation with nothing less than Christmas:
When the World is Scary ::: But above all, we keep living in our present.
More than anything else, the events of last week have refocused my mind firmly on the fact that our hope is in Jesus. Jesus alone. Though full of sorrow for those who are mourning, this has been the most prefect place to find myself as we count down the days until Christmas. Anticipating and rejoicing in Jesus.