My niece posted the above excerpt tonight as I was searching for words of comfort. In times like this, I go to the Bible, God's word which I believe to be the source of truth, peace, comfort, and hope. When life gets too hard and scary and out of control, the word and songs based on it's truth is the only thing that seems to bring comfort.
Tonight I'm overwhelmed with sadness. For the mommies and daddies and brothers and sisters. And the teachers. And the family members. And their friends. And the first responders. And the pastors. And the survivors. And the strangers in CT and across the states who are now coming together as if we've known each other forever to support this town.
The pain of loosing a child is too great for us to understand unless we've experienced it. I think I can imagine it, but the truth is I can't. So, we do what comes natural, we hug our kids a little tighter tonight, walk in their bedroom a little more often than usual and whisper I love you over them. And then, we pray - crying out to God to comfort everyone whose lives are forever changed as a result of today's evil.
Is there still hope to survive another day when they weight of the why seems more than one can bear?
When we don't know why, we can know God.
He alone is our hope and in the midst of tragedy may we find peace in knowing that HE IS still God.