Sunday, December 16, 2012

Grieving for Newtown

December, 2012:

 I know we are all grieving over the loss of the precious little children & their teachers in Connecticut.  I cannot get over the horror of what those little ones went through, along with the ones that remain.  

After we got home from church this evening, I received a text from my daughter.  A young friend had sent this poem to her and as I read it out loud to my husband, the tears flowed!  Yes!  Those precious souls are now with their Savior and no longer have to know what a very wicked world we live in.  Please pass this on. . .

T’was Eleven Days Before Christmas

T’was 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through Heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air,
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is Heaven," declared a small boy. We're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their Savior,
the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can bring,
Those children all flew into the arms of their King.
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
Then He looked down on Earth, the world far below,
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe,
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let my power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"Come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA.


Peggy B. said...

It's hard to wrap your mind around isn't is? I can't believe someone would be so evil to kill little children like that.

Tricia G. said...

The tragedy that happened breaks my heart. It's so hard to imagine the grief those parents and families are experiencing. I don't understand how someone can do something so horrific, especially to children!