I imagine those are similar feelings for many parents this week in the Newtown area and nationwide. I have read Facebook postings from friends that hugged their children extra on Monday mornings and had a hard time sending them to school. It was because of fear. Their eyes have once again opened and it's frightening. We want something, anything to be done quickly. The media screams for gun control and more help for the mentally ill and asks for pastors and ministers to come in and do damage control. They ask God to help us, comfort us and heal us, yet after a few weeks is past, God will be swept under the rug and it's back to a political debate.
It has been said that God has been removed from the schools and therefore we shouldn't be surprised by the turn of our culture and I get where some people are coming from. I do think that even though our kids can not openly pray in school, doesn't mean we as parents shouldn't teach them to pray on their own. I am sure that many children and adults prayed in that Newtown school last week. God was available to them to cry out. He is available to us to comfort.
John 10:10 A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that you may have life and have it in abundance.
Psalm 121:1-2 I lift my eyes toward the mountains.
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Let us pray for the children and families in Newtown. Let us pray for our children. Let us pray for our schools. Let us pray for our nation.
Please join me and thousands of moms tomorrow at 9:45am (CST) for the MOPS National Call to Prayer. Let's lift up the families who have been devastated and pray that they will feel God's arms around them during these difficult days.