There just are no words yet available to possibly describe the beyond horrific happenings that took place this past week in a tiny school in Connecticut. We as a nation our so deeply saddened and horrified over the unfathomable shootings of so many precious babies and teachers . Ghastly fear floods through the mind of every parent and paralyzes every person who has ever loved a child. We ask why? We who have children and have dropped them off at their elementary school doors day in and day out, have never ever imagined there could be something so horrifying that would change the face of our nation forever. We just cannot fathom the evil that could take the lives of these tiny children while they sat making christmas decorations in their classrooms.
We are numb... All we can do now is pray! We pray for answers. We pray for understanding. We pray for peace. We pray for the Lord to intercede as we pray for Him to hold each and every person tightly that they might know some kind of comfort....
In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Free me from the trap that is set for me,
for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth.
Look around us... My have times changed since the days of my youth. The world was different then... Things were simple then. We didn't worry about evil people looming in our malls and schools. We did not worry about terrorist attacks. We had no color coded warning systems representing levels of heightened security. We didn't have all the social media, internet exposure, graphic TV programs, video games glorifying violence. We didn't have horribly violent movies that make violence look so acceptable! It is everywhere.. In fact it is hard to escape...
When I was a kid, children played outside, never worrying about being abducted , we went to church every Sunday, people had family dinners. We ate together and had conversations. We said our prayers together, out loud, so God could hear us. Life, families, it was all so different then. What has changed?
God was everywhere! He was allowed in our schools. He was allowed in our parks. We were allowed to have nativity scenes, statues of God, and prayers in public. God was in our government! Prayer was everywhere! We prayed before football games, before baseball games ,we prayed in our schools every day as we said the Pledge of Allegiance ! We prayed before we ate our meals. Yes God was not ousted, He was there! We called on Him , We trusted Him with our families, and our nation! We were one nation under God! That is the founding principles of our country! That is why we were the strongest nation on earth. We looked to our country with pride ,we had integrity, people did the right thing. There was a level of pride, a code of ethics, values and a morality that is lost today from our nation's canvas.
I understand that America is a nation of immigrants, that we are a melting pot, that we all have arrived here from many nations all over the world. I also acknowledge the fact that there are many different religions and as many different nationalities; but we all came here from somewhere else to thrive in the land of the free. Many fleeing from their own countries and arriving here in the land of opportunity, the land of freedom, the land of civil liberties and equal opportunity. Many came here to escape oppression and great lack. Regardless of the reason people willingly came to this nation, to the nation that is ONE NATION UNDER GOD, period, end of story !! That is our national motto that is the great principle we as a great nation are founded on. How then is it that people of other nations and other religions come here and try to remove God from our nation when they came here knowing that we were already established as one nation, a nation under God? Why after our founding fathers fought so hard for what we have in this country, are we trying to change it all? Why would the premise of removing God and all His wisdom, protection, and glory ever even be entertained? How does anyone ever think that could be a good idea?
We must have God back ! When we take him out of the equation; evil comes in the back door! God can restore our nation if we would only allow Him to do so! There must be revival! We must turn back to God and ask him to bless us, to keep our nation strong. We must allow Him to be in our schools, to be in our government, to keep us safe and protected. We must ask God for forgiveness for how we haved lived and invite Him back into this wonderful nation and ask for His divinity and His guidance. God came that we might have life....We need that life here and now....
The thief comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
<1 Peter 2:9 >
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, A HOLY NATION, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
We as Christians believe that Christ is our Lord and Savior that he protects us and keeps us safe. There is Bible verse after Bible verse about letting God in and letting Him protect our lives, our families our nation; but there's also the evil one that comes to steal, kill, and destroy. The more we take God out of our nation, the more evil there is waiting and ready to kill, to steal, to destroy our nation, our children our plans for Good. The Bible says that the evil one moves about the earth, he's a Devourer of the innocent! When we remove God from our world we open the door, wide open, and we are standing there left completely unprotected, no armor, we are left so vulnerable, evil takes over....
1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
We can overcome evil with good We are greater with He who is in us than he who's in the world. As it says in Isaiah 54, No weapon formed against us will ever prosper when we have God protecting our great nation. When He is sitting at the throne, when He is at the helm, we can allow him to govern our nation back to greatness. He can and will protect us and keep us. We can restore this nation back to health and breathe life and hope and happiness into a saddened world.
Lord we are so sorry that we have cast you out of our nation that we have left you standing in the outfield and not calling you into our daily lives and asking for your protection for our country. Lord we know your heaven is full of new baby angels that you've taken up to spend eternity with you. These little friends that once played together on earth, now with play together with you in heaven. Please bless these families Lord, bless and comfort the families and every single person involved in this unimaginable tragedy. Blanket them in peace and surround them with your angels as we as a nation cry out for your love, forgiveness and protection and as we plead to let you back in our nation. Thank you father ! We praise you! We love you in Jesus name!!! AMEN!
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I dedicate this blog to all the families of those who have lost loved ones in the tragic events of Connecticut this past week. May the Lord give you peace and loving comfort for your hearts and souls. in Jesus name