This weekend has been a difficult weekend for America. It is so difficult to understand why the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut had to happen. It is so difficult to understand why the lives of 20 innocent kindergartners had to be cut so short in such a violent manner. It is so difficult to understand why the families of the teachers and children have to mourn this loss right before Christmas. We all just want to ask why!
I have not been shy on this blog that we live in a broken world; a world full of so much hurt. When events like this horrible tragedy happen, we are reminded of how much our world is hurting and how this world is imperfect. We are reminded that on our own we are prone to destruction and sin. But we are also reminded of something even greater than ourselves. We are reminded of the immense hope we have through Jesus Christ. Even though we continue to live our lives here on this earth, we have a hope of a much greater life with our Creator when this life is done.
We need to pray for the families that are experiencing so much pain this Christmas season. We pray for comfort and healing in their hearts. We pray that the families draw close to God during this time and come to know Him as the One who knows their pain. God understands the loss of a child and God wants to comfort them. We pray that they come to know God as the One who hears them and heals them. We pray that they find the true peace that comes through Jesus.
This post is linked with Sharing His Beauty and Monday Musings.