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Saturday, December 15, 2012

We Weep with the People of Newtown

I really cannot imagine the hurt being felt by parents, siblings, friends and others of Newtown, Connecticut at the loss of twenty children and seven adults. It was horrible even for those of us who watched the news. What was it like for those who lived it?

Soon, people will rush forward with reasons why this happened and solutions to prevent it from happening again. There will be those who will point out how relatively rare these events are when one considers the number of students and number of schools. That will not matter for the people of Newtown. The reasons and solutions are too late. And as far as the rarity of the event; it's 100% for the people of Newtown.

Right now, these people need something I can't give them. They need comfort and I don't know how one is comforted when a child is lost in such a senseless tragedy. I don't know how to say things are going to be okay. I don't know how to tell them that things are going to get better. None of that makes sense to me either.

So, I pray to the Almighty as He has received these little children into His presence that He will give comfort to these families who are feeling the greatest loss they can know. I don't know how He will be able to do this. But He is God and He can do what I consider as impossible.

I know Satan appears to have had a great victory yesterday. I believe that God will defeat him. Satan has always sought to steal, kill and destroy. Right now, it looks like Satan is winning.

So, I take my Lord's lead when I consider the pain of the people of Newtown. I weep as He wept for those who had lost a loved one.

He must also be weeping with them now.

John 11:33-36 (ESV)
33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”
35 Jesus wept.36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 


Anonymous said...

Yes. I posted on the tragedy today, too. Our posts drew similar conclusions.

Grief is easier when shared; weeping does that better than words.

God is still good; satan is still defeated.


DC Belle on Wheels said...

I am so glad that we do not weep as those who have no hope. I wish that I could go and sit with each of the people who are grieving and just be Jesus with skin on for them.

Anonymous said...

Oh, it is so sad to have such a craziness happened. May the good Lord comforts all grieving parties. May you as a community and fellow citizens of America be able, at least some of you, to be there for the loved ones of the victims. May indeed some of you who are near can be Jesus with skin on, for them.

Lord, may you unstealth-mode yourself as the Papa Eagle, coming to comfort, care, and nurse back to norm, the grieving ones. It will never be the same again, but even so, Lord, your coming to the people will make all the difference. Tarry not, to rebuild lives, Lord. Lord, I pray for your love and compassion be extended to the families of the victims. Amen.

Anthony Chia, high.expressions