Friday, December 14, 2012
The Killing in Connecticut
As I think of the killings in Connecticut my soul has been sickened hearing the cries of mothers and fathers. This has reminded me of a time recorded in scripture at the birth of Jesus when hundreds of little boys were senselessly murdered in Bethlehem by Herod who was trying to destroy Jesus. Matthew repeated a prophecy from Jeremiah which was written 600 years earlier describing the emotion of those killings, “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” Love cannot be killed by bullets. Fear is not the victor over Hope. Today, speak wisely and patiently. Trust that Love will find a way in all of this sadness.