Friday, December 14, 2012

Pain Too Deep For Words



I apologize for my extended absence from the blog as of late.
My first-born has the flu, so naturally, taking care of him is my first priority.
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As I write this, the news coming out of Newtown, Connecticut is alarming.
I cannot seem to catch my breath... my heart is aching so badly for this community.
As a parent of a Kindergartner, I have no words to describe the pain that I am feeling for those parents who have just lost their babies. I so desperately want to wrap my arms around them and mourn with them.

This should not happen.
School is supposed to be a safe environment for our children.
These young ones should not be fearful of going to school.
They should not walk their halls with the knowledge that this too, could happen to them. 

We live in a fallen and corrupt world.
Though I cannot wrap my head around this- though I cannot fathom what would drive a young man to do such a thing- I know that my God is Sovereign... even over tragedies such as these. So I will continue to groan along with all of creation for Jesus to return and liberate us from this depravity. 

Please join me in praying for all who are involved. 
And if you are a parent... hold your little ones a little tighter tonight.

"... for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for the saints with groanings too deep for words."
Romans 8:26 (emphasis mine)


8 comments:

  1. I have a kindergartner too...it makes me so sad to think about.

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    1. I know. My heart breaks for all of those families. The only thing I know to do, is to pray for the Wonderful Counselor to draw near and bring them comfort.

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    1. Thank you. It is hard to put into words how I am feeling about all of this.

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  3. My youngest is 5, although not quite old enough for kindergarten due to birthdate. I know what you mean about the "groaning of the spirit". He won't let me get out of prayer and boldly proclaiming the gospel. I found you from bloggymoms, btw. http://songuntothelord.blogspot.com/2012/12/he-collects-your-tears-he-promises.html

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    1. Thank you. I am so glad you found me :)

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  4. Beautiful. It's been a heartbreaking week.

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