Tuesday, December 18, 2012
these tributes to each of the victims on CNN. Just beautiful children. So sad.
In addition to that, Friday morning we also heard sirens and could see the lights from the firetruck out our windows from a housefire down the street. Turns out two people were murdered and then their bed set on fire. I didn't know them, it's still under investigation as they try to figure out what happened, but that curtailed night games by the kids as they all felt it was too dangerous outside. Childhood slipping away as some of the sad and evil realities of this fallen world raise their ugly heads.
Pain, suffering, and sadness are a part of this mortal experience. As much as we might like to skip this course of learning, we can't if we want to learn and become who God wants us to become. There are lessons we have to learn. Christ was not spared agony and suffering, we shouldn't expect to be either. Although we can take comfort in knowing that he knows our pain, He's been there and He can heal us. He did not come to remove our pain, He came to heal our pain. Praying for all the families and friends of those in Newton to feel His healing power.