This is the first post I have made in a while. My son came down sick, as did I, and we’re both still trying to get better. It is sad to me that my first post in roughly three weeks is about the massacres of little children in Connecticut and the injured children in China.
Today, a young man went into an elementary school in Newtown, CT and murdered 20 children, 6 adults, and then killed himself. People are trying to make sense of this tragedy, but I don’t believe that sense can be made of it. If you can make sense of why one young man murdered 20 children, then something is wrong with you.
In China, 22 innocent children and an 85-year-old woman were stabbed by a mentally deranged man. China has seen several attacks on school children since 2010. School children are targeted, because it will make the most impact.
It does not matter what weapon evil people choose to carry out their acts, what matters is that the evil people commit those acts. You cannot blame an inanimate object for despicable acts. You cannot legislate out evil or try to fix those people. Some people are just bad. Maybe we should do what the Israelis do in their school systems – their teachers are armed.
Tonight, say a prayer for all of the families affected by both tragedies. Pray to God to comfort those families who lost loved ones. Pray for those that are injured to make a speedy recovery. Pray to God in hopes that these tragedies won’t keep happening. Hug your children tonight and thank God that you are able to hold them tight and kiss their cheeks.
“Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.” Matt 5:4 (NKJV)