I’m writing this post with a heavy heart this evening. I’ve tried not to watch the news at all today as my heart breaks a little more each time I think about the lives that were senselessly lost at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT. As an educator and a lover of children, I can’t fathom how this could occur. School is supposed to be a safe haven; a place of learning and fun while relationships are nurtured. I shed tears yesterday thinking about my stepdaughter, my students, and all of the children that I work with on a regular basis. I pray that the families, friends, and educators in Newton are comforted by God during this difficult time. I chose to wear Orly Au Champagne, my favorite white polish, to represent the purity of the little lives that were loss far too soon. Little ones that are now resting safely and peacefully in God’s arms.
No words that I can type are enough nor can I comprehend the pain they must feel. I’ll end this with several scriptures because for a situation as tragic as this, I can only lean on His words.
Matthew 5: 4 ~ Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Psalm 116: 15 ~ Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.
Psalm 46: 1 ~ God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
John 10: 27-29 ~ My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.