When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:17-18 (ESV)
What can I say?
I have no words to express what I feel because I don’t know exactly what I am feeling. The usual words: horrified, sickened, saddened, etc. don’t even begin to touch on the conflicting emotions roiling inside me.
When I first heard about what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School, my “Mom” instinct kicked in. I had to force myself not to go running up to my daughters school and getting her out of there. I wanted to bring her home with me… to hold onto to her, to keep her… safe?
I suppose… if the tears in my heart could somehow reach the surface. If they would just come up…and flow down my face, maybe my tongue would be loosened. Maybe then I’d be able to form the words that would allow me to express how I feel about twenty babies whose last moments on this earth were filled with unimaginable horror.
That hasn’t happened.
Help me, Lord!
Be Blessed!Photo: Flickr / Boglarka Otti