My heart is literally in agony over the senseless devastation that took place in Newton Connecticut. Just last evening I arrived home from a 4 day hunting trip, so I was unaware of the Sandy Hook School rampage. I have not been able to sleep. I’ve cried and cried over these precious children being taken in such an evil manner. There is a verse in a song about Jesus that says “Break my heart for what breaks yours.” The shortest verse in the bible is “Jesus wept.” Tears must be falling from the heavens even as Jesus wraps each one of these precious gifts in His loving arms.
There are no answers to “why.” It doesn’t matter what the psychiatrist or psychologist come up with! There is no explanation or reason for such brutality inflicted on innocent children, not to mention the adults trying to protect them.
My mind can’t, and doesn’t want to go fully to the terror those children went through. It’s beyond imagination that a human being could perpetrate such demonic evil on another human being, let along young children!
I have 6 adult children myself along with 11 grandchildren. Two little grand-daughters are 6 years old. I can not even phantom what the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and family and friends are going through in that little “shattered” community. Never in your wildest dreams would you know sending your child off to school would be the last time you kissed them, touched them, smelled them, and loved on them.
I think of what has been stolen from all these families. No more birthdays, no prom, school activities, graduation parties, weddings, college, grandchildren, and so much more. The simple joy of raising children has been turned to agonizing grief and unanswered questions.
I fear that there are other demented people out there just waiting for a chance to inflict pain and suffering on others. Copy-cat crimes seem to creep around us like a “hissing rattle snake.” Have we gone to far as a society with the violence we allow in our homes and so called entertainment industries? R and X rated video games. Killings, rapes, and violence in some music genres. These can’t be healthy for young and impressionable minds.
You have to ask yourself the question “Could this of been prevented if armed security guards were posted in every school in the United States?” Have we come to that? It’s something to think about. Some gun legislation will no doubt get enacted, but I honestly don’t see where that would change any evil heart bent on destroying themselves and others.
These are trying times for this country. Christmas joy has been replaced by such grief and sadness. Please pray for these dear parents and families that are living out this “hell on earth” that the rest of us just read about. It could be any one of us, as pure evil is no respecter of persons. May God somehow console these hurting and broken families and their community.