Massacre of the Innocents, by Francois Joseph Navez, 1824
I am at a loss for words.
My heart is grieving and asking questions. Today I am linking to Albert Mohler’s post on yesterday’s Connecticut shooting, in part, to preserve it since this blog serves as a journal for our family, but also as a resource for you and those readers who come here from other countries and may not be able to process this horrific tragedy in light of what Scripture has to say.
“Thus says the LORD: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” [Jeremiah 31:15]
“It has happened again. This time tragedy came to Connecticut, where a lone gunman entered two classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and opened fire, killing at least twenty children and six adults, before turning his weapons of death upon himself. The young victims, still to be officially identified, ranged in age from five to ten years. The murderer was himself young, reported to be twenty years old. According to press reports, he murdered his mother, a teacher at Sandy Hook, in her home before the rampage at the school.
“Apparently, matricide preceded mass murder. Some of the children were in kindergarten, not even able to tie their own shoes. The word kindergarten comes from the German, meaning a garden for children. Sandy Hook Elementary School was no garden today. It was a place of murder, mayhem, and undisguised evil.”
Continue reading at AlbertMohler.com….
“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” ~ Romans 12: 18-19
Thanks for reading!