December 15, 2012

prince of peace

There is nothing more difficult for me to comprehend or process than crimes against children. Those sweet cherub faces, those wide eyes so excited about the world, and those innocent hearts were the hope of humanity. I can't begin to fathom the darkness it takes to harm another person, let alone a group of children. 
I will never comprehend it.
This will never make sense.

I think the more we try to understand, the further we investigate, the more people we talk to about it, the more we become confused and broken. There are no answers in this. There is no why. There is nothing that we could ever learn that would begin to heal this gaping wound. 
The only hope in this situation is that Jesus Christ is capable of incomprehensible redemption. He takes horrible situations and can bring good out of them. He is the Prince of Peace. 

Don't misunderstand what I'm saying
I do not believe there is a divine or cosmic reason that this happened. I do not think that it will ever be a good thing. I am not saying that and I do not believe it.
But I do believe that Jesus Christ can work even in the darkest and most barren of situations, which this is. 
In these moments of anger and brokenness, I just pray that everyone turn to the Lord. I pray that we cling to him because He is the Great Comforter. He is a Father and His heart has been broken by this. 

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

There is a long, long road ahead of us filled with more confusion, more heartbreak, but have hope my friends, there will be healing. I pray that we remember Sandy Hook Elementary school and we don't allow this to become another tragedy that bothers us for a short period of time but we move on from quickly. We must be bathing this situation in prayer.

Oh Father, make your presence known.  


1 comment :

  1. What a beautiful post, Jess. I feel the same way. I know that Lord will be my only comfort, because I know I won't find it in answers. I think so many have stepped forward and declared their faith in a good and loving God, and that restores my hope. I pray healing for those heartbroken families as well. So hard to fathom during the holidays, let alone any time.


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