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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthian 1:3-4)
After watching and listening to President Obama’s heart-felt words as he addressed the nation today. It will not be easy for anyone to be able to explain the motives or interpret the shooters mental state to the survivors and families of the children who were murdered. For those of us watching the updates about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were sicken by the news and at a lost for words. Asking the same puzzling question — what on earth could be so troubling for an individual to take his life, the lives of these adults and 20 innocent children?!?
It is human to be deeply sadden by the fear, despair, grief, and the magnitude of violence that continues to terrorize communities — let’s speak truth — terrorize the nation. Bullets that have no name or age engraved on them, turning living beings into lifeless victims for no reason… no explanation… and no solutions. Yes, we could have these regurgitating discussions about gun control every time tragedies like this re-occur. Communities will come together (once again) organizing petitions, talk about the gun control laws, and meet with politicians about what needs to be done to avoid another massacre like this or not have it happen in the first place.
As this year comes to an end, the shooting in Sandy Hook elementary is a reminder of past tragedies — the gunman who killed his former co-worker and injuring by standers across from the Empire State Building; the shooting at Pathmark in New Jersey; the Brookfield Square Mall shooting in Milwaukee; the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; the gunman who wounded & killed people during the showing of the new Batman movie in Colorado; the senseless death of a Rabbi and 4 young children at a school in Toulouse, France; and the Clackamas Town Center Mall shooting earlier this week on Tuesday. Looking at the world around us, can at times be difficult to understand the unfairness of life. It is unfair to have a child suffer or the lives of children be taken from their families. Bringing us together praying for the spirit of comfort to fill our hearts so others will find and know God’s comfort through us. Learning that His comfort and deliverance is a certainty in the midst of difficult times.
~ As we struggle to understand or put our lives back together, we ask… Why?
~ As we learn of devastating disasters, war, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and violent murders all around the world, we ask… Why?
~ As we cry while standing at the grave of a loved-one, we ask… Why?
Life IS short, we do not know the future, we do not know what tragic occurrences to expect, and we definitely do not know why. Thinking and questioning the reasons or the cause for each of those events, there needs to be a confidence in knowing that through prayer God can and will comfort us all.
I leave you with a question:
“Do you think its time we reinstate God and prayer back into our schools and in our country?”
Please feel free to share your thoughts and leave a comment. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read.