Like many in this country, I’ve been watching a lot of the news coverage of the Sandy Hook shootings. I still can’t comprehend something that horrible could and did happen. While we are all shocked and saddened, I don’t believe any of us can truly fathom the grief that the parents of those little children are facing.
I am not going to pretend to know why this has happened, I can only say that we live in a fallen world. This act of violence just shows the depravity of man and the capacity for evil that man has apart from God.
I cannot be so far removed that I don’t realize that at this minute there are parents who are trying to live from day to day, and that there are children who are deeply traumatized. There will be a very long road of healing ahead.
So I’ll let my words be few. I pray that in the coming days, weeks, and months, (especially at Christmas), that these families will know God’s comfort in undeniable ways. I pray that they will be drawn to Him and their faith will be strengthened; that they will be surrounded by the love and support of their community.
The killer didn’t know God in this life, but he does now — in an awful, fearful way. At this minute, justice has already been served, more than we know. I know that does not bring back those we have lost, but still, I await the day when God will pull back the curtain from His side of Heaven and we will finally have all of our “whys” answered, when He will overcome and lock up the power of hell forever.