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Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Heart Hurts....

As I was trying to go to sleep last night I was praying. Father, please get this song out of my head. It was, We Wish You A Merry Christmas...it doesn't belong in my head right now.

My heart hurts....I cried as I read about the shooting. How awful, how frightening. It hurts so bad. :(  Thousands maybe millions of people around the world have been affected by this. They are not my neighbors, friends or children. But I care. 

My Jewish friend told me the news in a text on my phone. She said don't you have fences and guards at your schools? We do. It makes us feel safe.  But this is America..we don't need this, or tanks rolling down the streets and armed guards patrolling  everywhere. THAT is frightening.  Other countries need that, but not us. I can't sleep. I wonder how many others there are in bed not sleeping.

Some of the thoughts above were what I was thinking in the night and made notes in my phone of.  It has hurt to read your posts. I  also feel your pain. I have cried.

The bible says these things will happen. Luke 12 :53 And it will get worse before it gets better. It will get better. But why do people have to suffer so? Why, the little ones? And those little ones who saw it happen?

I don't know what to say.

And of those who responded...what an awful thing to see. And to those to gave their lives for the children...

I am grateful for the knowledge that I have of the Savior and his love for all of us. And that those who died are with Him and He is holding them tight.
Father, please hold close those who are mourning. Please bless them with the strength to get through the next few days, weeks and the rest of their lives. The holidays will be so hard for them. Bless them to feel peace and comfort and Your arms around them. 

In Jesus name, Amen.

May God bless us all.


  1. Janet, I didn't sleep well last night either. I have cried , prayed and feel sick. When it comes to children, they do not have to be our own, to feel sad about them. It is hard to anchor my thoughts, they seem to be racing. God help us all through this . xo,Susie

  2. Janet-This is such a heartfelt post. It makes me sick to think about it and hear it. My heart just aches as I think of not only the parents but the siblings left behind. The pain too great to bear....lives that will never be "normal" again. God preserve us all- xo Diana

  3. Amen. I totally agree. We need God back in our schools and our nation.


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