It is with a sad and heavy heart that I wish to express my condolences to the staff and the family of the Sandy HookElementary school who have had such a horrifc event crash into their world. Especially so lose to Christmas.
I thought about the 18 dead school children who's parents have purchased presents for them and what extra pain that will bring. I thought about the 9 staff members who will not be there to celebrate Christmas with their own families.
I thought about the evil that seems to be running ramped in our society and I also thought about the family and loved ones of the 18-20 year old man who did the shooting. Details are still coming in but it's reported he is dead. What could have possibly been in that young mans mind to do such a horrific thing.
The shooting at the Mall in Washington State just a couple of days ago and on and on.
My heart goes out to all of them.
It is in my humble opinion that the escalation of these kind of events and the basic degradation of the moral standards our country was founded upon that came from an inherence to following the principles of the Holy Bible is the reason behind such things. In my life time I have seen the downward spiral of integrity, responsibility and self discipline so that people now believe God should not have a place even in our private lives, let alone the public square.
I pray that this downward spiral will cease soon and reverse to holding, at the least, to moral standards being adhered to. but deeper than that self discipline and accountability for our own actions.
I pray for comfort and peace for all those involved in this terrible event today and the other day and all the events of this ilk over the years.
The LORD [is] my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.