There will be no Sunday Christmas Song coming up this week my friends. Somehow, with the terrible events of yesterday, it just didn't seem right.
I'm sure that all of us will have been profoundly affected by the awful tragedy of all those poor little children and adults that were killed whilst at school. My heart is heavy as I write this post today. It's just trying to make sense of it all. I have my faith, and very much believe in God, but I must still ask, "Why", "Why", "WHY".
I'm not going to get into any political issue here about gun laws, but, surely, surely, it is time for SOMETHING to be done.
I'm sure that all of us with children and grandchildren will be holding them dear in our hearts this morning. A few days ago, I went to see little Eli in his Nativity Play, and when he came home with us for tea, he showed me some Christmas cards that his little friends had given him.
I'm sure that these poor children had also been looking forward to the magic of Christmas. I expect they had a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in their school hall. I'm sure they had been exchanging Christmas cards with their little friends. They might even have been to see Father Christmas. Their parents and family would have been wrapping their presents and looking forward to being together on Christmas Day.
I think, when we relate it to our own loved ones, the situation becomes even more poignant. What sort of Christmas will these poor families ever have again in the midst of this tragedy?
When we send our children off to school, we expect them to be safe. I know that so many safety procedures have been put in place in view of other tragic events, but I guess if some crazy person wants to do something like this, nothing is going to stop them.
Let us hold them all in our hearts and prayers today and in the coming days. That's all we can do really.
I did read one post about the children who had "died" at their Elementary School. These innocent children didn't die. They were brutally murdered.