Every Life is Valuable

Posted: December 16, 2012 in Breaking News, In Memoriam
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The world mourns for the tragedy that occurred on Friday in Newtown, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While complete details are widespread and confusing, due to each media outlet attempting to be first to broadcast, the one thing we know for sure is that 20 children and 6 adults have senselessly died.

The debates going on over the internet about gun control/laws have gotten heated with each person passionate about their position.  No matter what side you stand on the issues of guns in this country, 26 PEOPLE ARE DEAD and 20 of them between the ages of 5 and 10.  My heart aches for all of the victims and their families.

There are two distinct issues involved in this tragedy:  Gun laws and mental illness. 

Is our country doing enough for either?  That’s the discussion that needs to happen. In the meantime, we mourn. We hug our children a little tighter and we pray for those who died and even more for those who were left behind to pick up the pieces.  Every life is valuable.

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  1. rory says:

    I have a song recorded by the First Graders from Moose Lake Elementary on Dec 7 that I would like to put on a video with the pictures of the children from Sandy Hook. I did a search and found your graphic with the names. Could I use that in my video? Thanks for your time. Rory

  2. A Christmas Prayer from Max Lucado

    Dear Jesus, It’s a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately. These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated. The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from annihilation?

    Your world seems a bit darker this Christmas. But you were born in the dark, right? You came at night. The shepherds were nightshift workers. The Wise Men followed a star. Your first cries were heard in the shadows.. To see your face, Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame. It was dark. Dark with Herod’s jealousy. Dark with Roman oppression. Dark with poverty. Dark with violence.

    Herod went on a rampage, killing babies. Joseph took you and your mom into Egypt. You were an immigrant before you were a Nazarene.

    Oh, Lord Jesus, you entered the dark world of your day. Won’t you enter ours? We are weary of bloodshed. We, like the wise men, are looking for a star. We, like the shepherds, are kneeling at a manger. This Christmas, we ask you, heal us, help us….Be born anew in us.

    Hopefully,
    Your Children

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